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Fukushima fallout: One million cases of cancer just the tip of the iceberg



Evidence continues to emerge linking growing cancer rates in Japan to the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, according to the latest update from the nuclear energy education nonprofit Fairewinds Energy Education.

According to Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry executive turned whistle-blower, two recent reports out of Japan – one from Japanese medical professionals and the other from plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) – show that radioactivity discharged from the disaster will continue to cause large cancer spikes for some time to come.

“I believe, as do many of my colleagues, that there will be at least 100,000 and as many as one million more cancers in Japan’s future as a result of this meltdown,” Gunderson said.

“So what’s the bottom line? The cancers already occurring in Japan are just the tip of the iceberg. I’m sorry to say that the worst is yet to come.”