Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Panel Rules Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima Prefecture Unrelated to Fukushima Daiichi

Japanese panel rules that skyrocketing cases of thyroid cancer in Fukushima youth not linked to their radiation exposure from Fukushima Daiichi:
Ryusuke Takahashi (June 4 2019). Thyroid cancer diagnoses in Fukushima youth not linked to nuke disaster: panel. The Mainichi, https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190604/p2a/00m/0na/017000c
FUKUSHIMA -- A prefectural panel of experts here concluded on June 3 that thyroid cancer diagnosed in a second round of prefecture-wide checks in fiscal 2014 and 2015 on people who were aged 18 and under at the time of the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in March 2011 was unrelated to their exposure to radiation emanating from the disaster.
Meanwhile at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 is really steaming (or perhaps the steam is coming from Unit 3, which is out of view but behind Unit 2):