‘No adverse health effects’ detected despite three nuclear reactors being destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011

Radiation caused by the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima a decade ago has not damaged the health of local people, according to a UN report.

Gillian Hirth, chairwoman of the UN’s scientific committee on the effects of atomic radiation (Unscear), said that “no adverse health effects among Fukushima residents have been documented that could be directly attributed to radiation exposure from the accident” in March 2011.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:07am