From the article:
“The one glimmer of hope is the experts’ prediction that these children will not develop thyroid cancer, the way many did with Chernobyl levels of radiation.”
These children are developing thyroid cancer much faster than the children in Chernobyl:
– 75 Fukushima Children Confirmed Or Suspected With Thyroid Cancer – Expert: ‘Gene Pool Is Damaged’; Surge In Disease Expected
– Thyroid Cancer Rates On The Rise In Japanese Children, Experts Warn Residents To Evacuate
– Thyroid Cancers Surge Among Fukushima Youths
– ‘Cancer Cases In Fukushima Emerging Faster Than Expected’ – Japan Surgeon: I’m Very Angry, It’s Very Strange Officials Won’t Release Basic Data
– Fukushima Doctor: Thyroid Cancer Found In Over 40 Children … We Believe It’s Related To The Nuclear Disaster
– Fukushima: 27 Children Have Developed Thyroid Cancer … So Far!
– Fukushima Government Forced To Reveal Children’s Thyroid Gland Tests (The Mainichi)
– Study: 28% Increase In Thyroid Problems In Babies Born After Fukushima in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington
– Over 44% Of Fukushima Children Have Thyroid Abnormalities
– Seven More Fukushima Children Suspected To Have Thyroid Cancer
– WHO: Fukushima Workers Had Over 10 SIEVERTS Thyroid Dose
– ‘Many People From Even Tokyo Have Thyroid Problems Already’
– Fukushima: More Then 42% of Children Have Thyroid Nodules Or Cysts (German TV Video, Nov 18, 2012):
More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%.
– U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Alan Thompson Reported 1,500 MICROSIEVERTS Per Hour Thyroid Dose South Of Tokyo On March 20, 2011
And by now “the one glimmer of hope” should be … gone.
An employee (C) of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) measures using a dosimeter at the central operating control room of the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant at Fukushima prefecture March 10, 2014. (Reuters / Koji Sasahara / Pool)
– 3 years on: Contaminated Fukushima water may be dumped as problems mount (RT, March 11, 2014):
Contaminated water at the battered Fukushima plant has taken precedence over everything else. As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.
The plant’s chief, Akira Ono, has testified to the seriousness of the situation during a Monday visit by international media, saying that “the most pressing issue for us is the contaminated water, rather than decommissioning. Unless we resolve the problem, fear of the community continues and the evacuees cannot return home,” the AP cited him as saying.