Future Cancers From Fukushima May Be Hidden

The Guardian2011-11-20:                      MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press= FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out. Looking back on those early days of radiation horror, that may sound implausible. But the ordinary rate of cancer is so high, and our understanding of the effects of radiation exposure so limited, that any increase in cases from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster may be undetectable. Several experts inside and outside Japan told The Associated Press that cancers caused by the radiation may be too few to show up in large population studies, like…                     more »

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Japanese police man a checkpoint near the edge of the contaminated exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station near Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.

 

 

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~ by narhvalur on November 20, 2011.

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