No-man’s land attests to Japan’s nuclear nightmare, AP, Dec. 27, 2011:
[...] The total amount of radiation released from the plant is still unknown, and the impact of chronic low-dose radiation exposures in and around Fukushima is a matter of scientific debate.
Recent studies also suggest Japan continues to significantly underestimate the scale of the disaster _ which could have health and safety implications far into the future.
According to a study led by Andreas Stohl the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, twice as much radioactive cesium-137 _ a cancer-causing agent _ was pumped into the atmosphere than Japan had announced, reaching 40 percent of the total from Chernobyl. The French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety found 30 times more cesium-137 was released into the Pacific than the plant’s owner has acknowledged. [...]
Published: December 27th, 2011 at 6:55 pm ET
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- Fukushima: Twice As Bad As Thought — Japan gov’t more than doubles estimate for amount of radiation released after meltdown June 6, 2011
- Asahi: We are reminded anew of the huge scale of contamination released from Fukushima plant — Impossible to recover pre-disaster environment — Radiation levels not dropping in certain areas January 9, 2013
- Kyodo: Fearing Fukushima plant would flood, workers opened barriers — Amount of contamination released ‘unknown’ — TV: Japan media questioning if radioactivity levels were measured before pumping into ocean; Tepco now under investigation September 16, 2013
- Radiation Expert: Horrific health toll from Fukushima — “Impossible not to be moved by scale of deaths and suffering” — Thousands to die of cancer and that’s just the tip of the iceberg — Number of dead babies significantly increased in many areas of Japan — Government actions unconscionable (AUDIO) August 28, 2015