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UN says most Fukushima radiation doses below norms

By Associated Press

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GENEVA » A year after Japan's nuclear accident at Fukushima, the World Health Organization says several areas near the plant had radiation above cancer-causing levels but most of the nation did not.

The U.N. health agency's first global estimate Wednesday of radiation exposure from the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, that triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says increases in radiation were below cancer-causing levels in nearly all of Japan.

The agency's 124-page report also says neighboring countries had levels similar to normal background radiation and for the rest of the world there was some minor exposure through food.

The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency has previously confirmed that radiation levels in some Japanese milk and vegetables reached significantly higher levels than Japan allows for consumption.






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OldDiver wrote:
Fukushima plant number 4 is tilting with 1500 spent nuclear fuel rods still on it's roof in a pool. There is currently no way to remove those highly radioactive rods which the Japanese government estimates will take ten years to remove. Experts have said a 7.0 earthquake could cause the building to come crashing down. They have stateted there is a 70% chance of a 7.0 quake to hit the area within one year and a 95% chance of one hitting in three years. If this happen it will be a worldwide disaster with Tokyo having to be evacuated. Don't believe the rosy picture we are getting from the government and news media.
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