TV: Gov’t reports large spike in health problems for Fukushima nuclear workers — 400% of levels seen previously — Unhealthy white blood cell counts (VIDEO)

Published: September 21st, 2013 at 3:18 pm ET
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NHK World, Sept. 20, 2013: More Fukushima plant workers show health problems [...] The health ministry says the percentage of workers who have health issues in their physical exams has increased at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and nearby locations. The ministry for the first time analyzed the results of physicals reported to a labor standards inspection office which has jurisdiction over 2 nuclear plants in Fukushima. [...] 4.21% of the employees in the area, showed unhealthy medical readings, such as higher white blood cell counts. [...] it plans to conduct an epidemiological survey to learn more about the impact of the radiation.

NHK, Sept. 20, 2013 (transcript excerpts): [...] They’ve seen an increase in health problems [...] More than 4% of those workers had health problems such as high white blood cell counts. That’s four times the proportion of workers who had health issues in 2010 [...]

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