Nov 13, 2013

Thyroid cancers up in Fukushima

by Mizuho Aoki

Screening of Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster had found 26 confirmed and 32 suspected cases of thyroid cancer as of Sept. 30, the Fukushima Prefectural Government says.

Japanese mayor offers Fukushima kids a home in his town

Oct 23, 2013

Japanese mayor offers Fukushima kids a home in his town

A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. Today, as mayor of Matsumoto, he is trying to avoid a repeat of his own history. Beginning in April, parents living in the ...

JAEA map shows early iodine fallout

Jun 27, 2013

JAEA map shows early iodine fallout

by Kazuaki Nagata

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency discloses a radiation map showing how iodine-131 likely spread in the early stages of the Fukushima meltdowns, a development that could help doctors locate unsuspecting cancer victims.