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How many people were killed from the radiation fallout of the Fukushima Nuclear incident?


Here is Robert Bryce:

In 2013, the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation released a report on Fukushima, which found that “no radiation-related deaths have been observed among nearly 25,000 workers involved at the accident site. Given the small number of highly exposed workers, it is unlikely that excess cases of thyroid cancer due to radiation exposure would be detectable in the years to come.” (Thyroid cancer is among the most common maladies caused by excessive exposure to radiation.) The UN committee was made up of eighty scientists from eighteen countries.


In 2018, Gerry Thomas, a professor at Imperial College London, said that radiation fears at Fukushima are overblown. In an interview on 60 Minutes Australia, Thomas said she had been to Fukushima many times and would have no hesitation about going back to what she called “a beautiful part of the country.” Thomas, who runs the Chernobyl Tissue Bank and is an expert on the effects of radiation, also said that no more than 160 people will die from radiation poi soning due to the Chernobyl accident. That’s far fewer than the thousands of deaths that were radiation due to Fukushima? Thomas said there have been “abso- predicted. What about deaths from ly none. No one has died from radiation poisoning.

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