The Japanese authorities have acknowledged for the first time that a man died from cancer resulting from acute radiation poisoning at the Fukushima nuclear plant that went into meltdown following an earthquake back in 2011. A Japanese man in his 50s, who previously worked at the crippled Fukushima power plant, has recently died of a lung cancer. Japan’s Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry then acknowledged that his death was in fact triggered by a radiation poisoning and recognized his family as eligible for compensation in the first such case since the disaster. Read more According to the ministry, the diseased worked mainly at the Fukushima plant, which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 as well as at some other nuclear power station for more than 28 years until 2015. Notably, he was in charge of measuring radiation levels at the plant and its premises immediately after the incident, the Japanese media report. It is said he was exposed to a total radiation dose of … [Read more...] about Tokyo admits 1st death from Fukushima radiation exposure
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Shunichi Yamashita knows a lot of about the health effects of radiation. But he is a pariah in his home country of Japan, because he insists on telling those evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident that the hazards are much less than they suppose. Could he be right? Yamashita was born in Nagasaki in 1952, seven years after the world’s second atomic weapon obliterated much of the city. “My mother was 16 years old when the bomb dropped and she was two miles away,” he told me at his office in the city, where he still lives with his mother, who is now 88. After growing up in the traumatised city, Yamashita dedicated his life to researching the health of survivors of the Nagasaki bomb and other victims of nuclear atrocities and disasters. He has visited Ukraine more than 100 times since the world’s worst nuclear accident there, at Chernobyl in 1986. He believes that, apart from the 28 immediate deaths among firefighters and maybe 50 victims of untreated … [Read more...] about What was the fallout from Fukushima?
Haunting images show the eerie aftermath of three nuclear meltdowns which forced 100,000 people to flee their homes in panic seven years ago. Fukushima in Japan has been derelict since the 2011 disaster, which saw deadly nuclear material released after active nuclear reactors shut down. Abandoned cars, empty streets and shops which have fallen into disrepair bear testament to the speed at which people fled. Most people never returned and the town has remained a post-apocalyptic wasteland, barely visited by humans for fear of the lingering radiation levels. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused the terror at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, and the world watched on as fears grew of a terrifying nuclear meltdown. Now a British explorer has shown what the scene of the disaster looks like in 2018. Much of the nuclear plant blew up after the enormous tsunami with waves measuring 40.5 metres hit Japan on March 11. London-based entrepreneur James Galbraith, 25, … [Read more...] about Eerie pictures show the desolate buildings of Fukushima seven years on
JAPAN is lying to the world about nuclear-ravaged Fukushima’s recovery while forcing terrified evacuees to return to their radioactive homes, it is claimed. More than seven years after the nuclear catastrophe rocked the world, many of the 154,000 people who fled their homes have not returned and towns remain deserted. Thousands of irradiated wild boars and monkeys roam around while poorly paid and protected decontamination workers scrub homes, schools and shops down ready for people to come home. Chilling footage of taken inside the evacuated areas of Fukushima City and Köryama lay bare the disaster that unfolded after an earthquake, measuring 9.01 on the Moment Magnitude scale, struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. But it was the following 50ft tsunami that damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This led to the evacuation of thousands of people from a 12-mile exclusion zone, with roads guarded by roadblocks and officials in protective gear. Now … [Read more...] about Japan ‘covering up Fukushima nuclear danger-zone radiation levels and blackmailing evacuees to return to radiated areas swarming with radioactive pigs and monkeys
The year he was born, this Siberian landscape on the edge of the Ural Mountains bore the brunt of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents. On Sept. 29, 1957, decades before Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima entered the lexicon of landmark nuclear disasters, a buried cache of liquid radioactive waste from Mayak exploded. More than a quarter-million people were exposed to radiation, and nearly two dozen villages, home to more than 10,000 people, had to be vacated forever. … [Read more...] about Radiation levels near this Siberian village were 1,000 times above normal last fall. But no one worried much