Thyroid nodule and cyst rate in Fukushima increased from last August by 0.6%

On 2/13/2013, Fukushima Diary reported 2 more children were diagnosed to have thyroid cancer. In total, 10 children may turn out to have thyroid cancer.

(cf, 10 children with thyroid problem consist of 3 male 7 female, average age is 15 y.o, “79 times higher rate than usual” [URL])

According to Fukushima local government, the ratio of thyroid nodules and cysts increased from 43.6 % to 44.2 %. (↑ 0.6%)

(8/24/2012 → 1/21/2013)

The testees were 94,975 chilren of 0~18 years old when 311 took place.


Thyroid nodule and cyst rate in Fukushima increased from last August by 0.6%




Français :

La fréquence des nodules et kystes de la thyroïde à Fukushima a augmenté de 0.6 % depuis août dernier


Le 13 février 2013, le Fukushima Diary rapportait que 2 enfants de plus étaient diagnostiqués avec un cancer de la thyroïde. Au  total, 10 enfants pourraient se révéler porteurs d’un cancer de la thyroïde. (cf.  Les 10 enfants ayant des problèmes de thyroïde sont 3 garçons et 7 filles, l’âge moyen est de 15 ans, “79 fois la fréquence normale”)

Selon les autorités de Fukushima, la proportion de nodules et kystes thyroïdiens est passée de 43,6 % à 44,2 %. (↑ 0,6%)  (24 août 2012 → 21 janvier 2013)

Les examinés ont été 94 975 enfants qui avaient entre 0 et 18 ans au moment du 11-3.


Thyroid nodule and cyst rate in Fukushima increased from last August by 0.6%

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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