Mar 31, 2017

Boy's thyroid cancer casts doubt on Fukushima's denials

A support group for children with cancer in Fukushima on Friday confirmed the diagnosis of a boy who at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster was 4 years old, contradicting the prefectural government's view that no child that age had been diagnosed with ...

Nov 13, 2013

Thyroid cancers up in Fukushima

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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 shadow ...