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Quake-proofing Efforts Lag at Fukushima Schools

via Japan Times / June 15, 2015 / Education ministry data released earlier this month showed that only 84.9 percent of public elementary and junior high school buildings in Fukushima Prefecture had been quake-proofed as of April 1, 10.7 points below the national average. Of the 2,053 buildings ...

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Fukushima’s Educational Facilities

by Akira Hino / CNIC.jp / June 2, 2015 / 1. Current State of Fukushima Prefecture Four years have passed since the earthquake and nuclear accident, but almost no progress has been made toward Fukushima Prefecture’s recovery. In particular, the recovery of the Futaba area and its vicinity ...

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Video: Background Radiation & Cancer in Children

via Goddard's Journal / Spycher et al (2015). Background ionizing radiation and the risk of childhood cancer: a census-based nationwide cohort study, Environ Health Perspect, DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408548. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/u... Supplemental material http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/w ...

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Studying Radioactive Cesium Contamination of Children Affected by the Fukushima Disaster

via Daily Kos / December 2, 2014 / The purpose of this short diary is to report the results of a very recently published study which used a whole body scanner to look for cesium (134-Cs half life ~ 2 years, 137-Cs half life 30 years) contamination in children directly affected by the Fukushima Da ...

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Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed In 104 Young People In Fukushima Pref.

via Asahi Shimbun / August 24, 2014 / The number of young people in Fukushima Prefecture who have been diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer, a disease often caused by radiation exposure, now totals 104, according to prefectural officials. The 104 are among 300,000 youn ...

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Survey: Half of Fukushima evacuee households split up; distress rife in families

via Asahi Shimbun / April 29, 2014 / Nearly half of households that evacuated following the Fukushima nuclear disaster have been split up while close to 70 percent have family members suffering from physical and mental distress, a survey showed. The number of households forced to live apart e ...

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Former Mayor Claims Japanese Govt. Hiding Truth From Fukushima Returnees

via RT.com / April 21, 2014 / Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children. Asked about government plans to relocate the people of Futab ...

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