Fukushima

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The number of Fukushima youth diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer now reaches 104, according to a Japanese newspaper's analysis of government data. There were 300,000 total youth in the Fukushima prefecture who were aged 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Of the 104 children whose government-...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan was more severe than...
Common Dreams staff
6.8 Earthquake Shakes Fukushima
A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the Fukushima...

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Fishermen have resumed fishing after postponing their start when hundreds of tons of radioactive water were found leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Twenty-one trawlers brought home 5 tons of seafood, including octopus and squid, from the trial operation; if testing shows they're safe, they'll be shipped to markets in Japan. While older people are said to be buying fish from the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, others don't want their kids or grandkids eating it...

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