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Most 360,000 children still live in Fukushima. Some residents took their children and evacuated from Fukushima fearing radiation released from the crippled nuclear power plant. 3 years later, some have already gone back home while others plan to return there. Why? PM Abe convinces them that reconstruction of Fukushima is under way and moving forward. Why? The Japanese government encourages evacuees with children to go back there.
Do they underestimate cancer risk to children? Arnie Gundersen of Fairwinds Energy says, "Yes."
As the three year anniversary of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi just passed, our minds have been on the health of the Japanese people, in particular the children. This week’s film is a reissue of a film we released last year featuring Ian Goddard and Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen discussing the risk of cancer in children in and around Fukushima prefecture. The statistics are astounding especially for young girls. For every year a young girl is the in the radiation zone 1 in 100 girls is going to get cancer due to their exposure from Fukushima. As each year passes it compounds, so if a young girl is there for 10 years, 10 out of 100 will get cancer. The statistics are terrifying and the Japanese government has allowed families with young children to return to Fukushima prefecture.