On 5/18/2012, Tokyo newspaper reported parents are not allowed to see their children having the thyroid test in elementary school and junior high school in Fukushima.
Parents therefore have to sign on the letter of consent.
Ms. Yukiko, one of those mothers went to see her daughter (9) having the thyroid test but the doctor did not tell her anything because the next patient may hear our conversation and be scared.
In Fukushima, 360,000 children are supposed to have the thyroid test but the test is once in 2 years for under 20s.
Yamashita requested hospitals belonging to Japan Thyroid Association to convince parents not to have follow up thyroid test until they have subjective symptoms even though they found thyroid nodules (≦5.0mm) or cyst (≦20.0mm) for the first test.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.