Vienna KYODO

U.N. scientists assessing the health impact of the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on local residents said their estimates show the radiation doses are so low they do not expect to see any increase in cancer rates, based on data obtained so far, although they also urged follow-up studies.

The U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation also noted in a report Friday that the prompt evacuation of many residents from areas around the power station helped to reduce exposure from radioactive substances after three of its reactors suffered meltdowns in March 2011.