「The Radiation Leak in Japan – Your Experiences
Researchers from King’s College London and the Health Protection Agency are running a study exploring the experiences of British citizens who were in Japan when the Fukushima nuclear power plant began leaking radiation following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. We are writing to you, because we think you might be eligible to take part in their study. The study involves completing a questionnaire about your experiences. This takes about 20 minutes to do and can be done on-line or, if you prefer, using a paper version.
The researchers will donate £5 to the Japanese Red Cross for every questionnaire that they receive back.
The researchers are independent from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Any comments or suggestions that you make to them will remain confidential. Similarly, we will not pass any details about you to the research team.
We will send you the questionnaire by email or in the post in about a week’s time. The research is entirely voluntary and you do not have to complete the questionnaire if you do not want to. However, we do hope that will you be able to find the time to help with the study, which will give us a more informed overview of the impact that events in Japan have had on British citizens.
The study has been approved by the King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (Reference PNM/11/12-15).
With kind regards
Deputy Head, Crisis Management Department
Foreign & Commonwealth Office」