JP Gov admitted Fukushima worker’s cancer from Fukushima accident for the first case

MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) officially recognized a former Fukushima worker’s leukemia to be caused by Fukushima accident. This is their first time to admit the connection between health effect and Fukushima accident.

This is a male nuclear worker (41), who was a subcontract worker of Tepco. He was involved in welding and construction near Reactor 3 and 4 in crippled Fukushima plant. The reported integral exposure dose was 16 mSv from 2012 to 2013, and he was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in January of 2014.

The investigation committee of MHLW to consist of experts admitted the relationship with radioactive exposure from medical viewpoints.




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Le gouv japonais reconnaît pour la première fois que la leucémie d’un travailleur de Fukushima est due à la catastrophe


Le MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare = ministère de la Santé, du Travail et des Affaires Familiales) reconnaît officiellement que la leucémie d’un ancien travailleur de Fukushima a été induite par la catastrophe. C’est la première fois qu’ils reconnaissent un lien entre la catastrophe de Fukushima et la santé de quelqu’un.

Il s’agit d’un homme travaillant dans le nucléaire (âgé de 41 ans) ayant travaillé pour un sous-traitant de Tepco. Il a participé à des travaux de soudage et de construction près des réacteurs 3 et 4 dans la centrale dévastée de Fukushima.
Son irradiation totale reconnue est de 16 mSv entre 2012 et 2013 et il a été diagnostiqué en janvier 2014 d’une leucémie myélinique aiguë.
La commission d’enquête du MHLW est constituée d’experts qui, d’un point de vue médical, ont reconnu le lien avec son exposition à la radioactivité.

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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.


October 2015