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Health Consequences of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accidents

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From JapanFocus.org:
The Human Consequences of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue. 38, No. 2, September 28, 2015

by Eiichiro Ochiai

When a very strong earthquake (magnitude 9.0) hit the Pacific ocean side of the northeastern part of the main island of Japan on March 11th (3.11) 2011, the accompanying huge tsunami wiped out many communities along the coast. Close to 20,000 people lost their lives, mainly due to the tsunami. Many who were stripped of their homes and livelihood continue to struggle to recover their ways of life.

One of the most disastrous results of the quake/tsunami was the devastation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (Fk-1) of the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO). The plant is known in Japan as Fk-1 (Fuku-ichi). It released an enormous amount of radioactive material. Its effects on living organisms have already begun to…

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October 20, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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