NRA suggested the proposal to discontinue thyroid test for Fukushima children


On 2/19/2013, the analyzing team of NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) suggested the proposal to discontinue thyroid test for Fukushima children.
Originally it was planned to test their thyroid for the rest of the lives of children who were 18 y.o when 311 took place.
However, the proposal is to cancel the thyroid test of children who were not exposed in high level or living in less contaminated areas. The reason is not stated.
At this moment, 3 children were diagnosed to have thyroid cancer and 7 more children may have thyroid cancer for 80% of possibility.

(cf, 7 Fukushima children with thyroid problem may have cancer for 80% of possibility [URL 1])




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La NRA propose d’arrêter les examens de thyroïde des enfants de Fukushima


Le 19 février 2013, l’équipe des analystes de la NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) propose d’arrêter les examens des thyroïdes des enfants de Fukushima.
Au départ, il avait été prévu d’examiner leurs thyroïdes pour le reste de leur vie pour les enfants qui avaient 18 ans au 11-3.
Toutefois, la proposition est d’arrêter ces examens pour les enfants qui n’ont pas été exposés à hauts niveaux ou qui vivent dans les régions les moins contaminées. La raison n’en est pas donnée.
En ce moment, 3 enfants ont été diagnostiqués avoir un cancer de la thyroïde et 7 autres enfants pourraient en avoir un avec une probabilité de 80 %.

(cf. Les 7 enfants de Fukushima ayant un problème de thyroïde ont 80% de chances de le voir devenir cancéreux)

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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


February 2013