Deceptive health check in Fukushima

Although nothing wrong was found in the health check in Fukushima, 32% of medical staff turned out to have had their thyroid irradiated at a follow-up health check.

Nagasaki University conducted Whole Body Counting (WBC) for 170 medical staff who were in Fukushima from 311 to 4/11/2011.

As a result, 55 of them (32%) turned out to have their thyroid positive for radioactive iodine.

The Fukushima Prefecture conducted health checks for the citizens after June, but they did not measure iodine from anyone supposedly.

It’s a mystery what caused this difference of the results.

Nagasaki University says, “It’s not the harmful amount of exposure.”


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
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.


November 2011