Report indicates no major health effects from Fukushima

When the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Japan was damaged by a major earthquake, many expected long-term radiation problems. But scientists recently brought together by a UN scientific committee found Japan’s general public and the vast majority of workers at Fukushima are unlikely to suffer any future health effects linked to small radiation leaks. They found that radiation exposure during and after the 2011 incident are less than doses received from natural background radiation, and that no radiation related deaths or acute effects have been seen among 25,000 workers involved at the accident site. Commercial fishing is still prohibited in the area as a precaution, but this report offers some very encouraging news.

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David Rothbard

David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.