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Education Ministry Approves of Only 1 Elementary School Textbook Mentioning Fukushima

By Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena / via Japan Daily Press / April 11, 2014 / Teaching the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident to elementary school students proved to be difficult as what some textbook publishers found out. Especially if the words “atom” and “radiation” are not yet included in ...

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The children of Japan’s Fukushima battle an invisible enemy

By Elaine Lies / via Reuters / March 10, 2014 / Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside -- fear of radiation has kept them in doors for much of their short lives. Though the strict safety lim ...

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Epidemiologist: Fukushima disaster causing cancer and birth defects in US newborns

via Panorama.am / November 28, 2013 / After the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, little attention was paid to how the radiation leaks can affect the health of children who live in the US. Joseph Mangano, epidemiologist and Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health ...

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High thyroid cancer rates detected in Fukushima children (audio)

by Mark Willacy / ABC / November 5, 2013 / CLICK HERE FOR MP3 AUDIO REPORT TRANSCRIPT TONY EASTLEY: One of the terrible legacies of the radioactive fallout from the Russian disaster at Chernobyl is now being visited upon people in Japan. Researchers in Fukushima are uncovering higher ...

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18 Fukushima children diagnosed with thyroid cancer / 44 malignant cases reported

via Fukushima-Diary.com / Aug. 20, 2013 / On 8/20/2013, the investigative committee of Fukushima prefecture announced 18 Fukushima children were diagnosed with thyroid cancer (papillary cancer) by 7/31/2013. It was 12 on 5/27/2013. 6 more children were diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2 months ...

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Frightened to return: A Fukushima father’s story

via Independent.co.uk / June 2, 2013 / Like most fathers, Yoji Fujimoto frets about the health of his young children. In addition to normal parental concerns about the food they eat, the air they breathe and the environment they will inherit, however, he must add one more: the radioactive fal ...

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One of the Most Contaminated Villages in #Fukushima Lures Children Back with $100 Book Coupons

via ex-SKF / April 19, 2013 / Meanwhile in one of the most contaminated towns and villages in Fukushima after the nuclear accident more than two years ago, officials have just launched a new program to encourage children to receive annual health checkups. If a child undergoes one annual hea ...

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