The Japanese administration is considering keeping the enormous and still growing volume of radioactively contaminated water at the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in storage tanks for the long term, a source close to the government has told the Mainichi Shimbun.
Mainichi 13th May 2019 read more »
Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Gerry Thomas, a cancer specialist in the department of molecular pathology, Imperial College, London says: “What we need is more evidence-based, measured discussions about the real health effects of energy generation.” Prof Thomas is equally skeptical of other reported health issues, among them the 202 confirmed and suspected thyroid cancers detected among 380,000 schoolchildren. She believes it unlikely these cancers were connected to radiation because the levels of exposure were too low and, unlike after Chernobyl in 1986, Japan managed to successfully prevent the spread of contaminated food.
Telegraph 13th May 2019 read more »