Five Surprising Public Health Facts About Fukushima

Journalist Will Boisvert Investigates and Finds Fewer-than-Average Thyroid Cancers and Seafood Safe to Eat

Note: Footnotes are not in chronological order within the text. 

1. http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/12/nuclear_engineer_arnie_gundersen_fukushima_meltdown

2. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2013/EE/c2ee24183h#!divAbstract

3. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-urges-americans-within-50-miles-of-japanese-nuclear-plant-to-evacuate/2011/03/16/ABwTmha_story.html

4. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naoto-kan/japan-nuclear-energy_b_4171073.html  

5. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/09/fukushima_disaster_new_information_about_worst_case_scenarios.single.html  

6. http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/2013/13-85418_Report_2013_Annex_A.pdf, Table 7, p. 59.

7. http://www.epa.gov/radon/healthrisks.html   

8. http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/2013/13-85418_Report_2013_Annex_A.pdf, Table C-11, column 7, “Projected”, p. 190.

9. Ibid., p. 209 paragraph C 154.

10. http://dels-old.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/beir_vii_final.pdf 

11. http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/injury-facts-chart.aspx  

12. http://www.ianfairlie.org/news/assessing-long-term-health-effects-from-fukushimas-radioactive-fallout/ 

13. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3871687/pdf/pone.0083220.pdf 

14. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/13/national/fukushima-child-tests-positive-for-thyroid-cancer-in-second-survey/#.VP_gryuP2pB 

15. http://www.helencaldicott.com/the-nuclear-sacrifice-of-our-children/ 

16. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3871687/pdf/pone.0083220.pdf 

17. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/health/study-warns-against-overdiagnosis-of-thyroid-cancer.html?_r=1 

18. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1097-0142(19860801)58:3%3C715::AID-CNCR2820580319%3E3.0.CO;2-P/abstract 

19. http://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/uploaded/attachment/100867.pdf, p.8

20 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/06/south-korea-fish-japan-fukushima

21. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2015/images/fish02_150217-e.pdf 

22. http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/00000BZD.PDF?Dockey=00000BZD.PDF, p. 49

23. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/navy-sailors-possibly-exposed-to-fukushima-radiation-fight-for-justice-a-1016482.html 

24. http://www.fukushimaradiationvictims.net/files/97616712.pdf 

25.  Official transcript of Court hearing emailed to me by Paul Garner.

26. http://www.fukushimaradiationvictims.net/Environmental-Rights-Sausalito-CA.html 

27.  Telephone interview.

28.  http://www.fukushimaradiationvictims.net/files/97616712.pdf 

29. http://health.mil/Search-Results?query=USS%20Reagan 

30. https://registry.csd.disa.mil/registryWeb/docs/registry/optom/DTRA-TR-12-041-R1.pdf  p. 208

31. Statements by Paul Garner in telephone interview and personal emails sent to me.

32. Japan’s resettlement standard is 20 mSv, http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Safety-of-Plants/Appendices/Fukushima--Radiation-Exposure/