2017: Mehr zu Schilddrüsenkrebs
Fukushima: 2011-03-11 - 2017-03-11
Sechs Jahre Danach
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Patient Group Voices Opposition to Scaling Down the Fukushima Prefectural Health Survey¹
Translation by Yuki Miyamoto
Introduction by Eiichiro Ochiai
More than five years have elapsed since the great earthquake and the accompanying huge tsunami (on 3.11 of 2011), and its subsequent disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. Three nuclear reactors there underwent explosions and another, though without explosion, was highly damaged. A large amount of radioactive material has been and is still being released as a result of the accidents.
Aside from the very difficult issues of how to deal with the melted nuclear fuel rods and with the increasing amount of contaminated water, people all over Japan, particularly those in Fukushima prefecture, are concerned with the effects of radiation on human health from the released radioactive material.