[Marxism] Fukushima’s Children are Dying » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
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Wed Jun 18 08:13:41 MDT 2014
The Plague of Nuclear Power
Fukushima’s Children are Dying
by HARVEY WASSERMAN
Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid
cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty
times (40x) normal.
More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000
kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering
reactors nowsuffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily
nodules and cysts. The rate is accelerating.
More than 120 childhood cancers have been indicated where just three
would be expected, says Joseph Mangano, executive director of the
Radiation and Public Health Project.
The nuclear industry and its apologists continue to deny this public
health tragedy. Some have actually asserted that “not one person” has
been affected by Fukushima’s massive radiation releases, which for some
isotopes exceed Hiroshima by a factor of nearly 30.
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