Message from a reader, “I have some serious thyroid problems”

Message from a reader, "I have some serious thyroid problems"

A couple of FD reader nicely sent me a message. The wife is from Romania and her husband is from Japan.
They evacuated Japan on 12/15/2011, when is the next day I left Japan as well.
However, the wife got thyroid problems. She has actually gone through Chernobyl.
Was it too late to evacuate ? or does it have nothing to do with Fukushima ? She was living in Niigata, which faces Japan/Korean sea.

She is not the only one to have health problems even out of Japan.

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I am writing to let you know that I have some serious thyroid problems. I went to doctor here and they found nodules (one big, 2cm) and abnormalities on my thyroid. They even recommended surgery. Of course I need to double check and now I am trying to get an appointment with a specialist in France. I strongly believe is from radiation—-I was so careful (we are in Niigata) and still got it. I am very worried about my health. I need to check for cancer too. I got exposed twice, because of Cernobyl, and this might be a cause.
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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.


February 2012