Japan Cancer Surgeon In Fear Of What’s To Come After Fukushima Disaster

Japan cancer surgeon in fear of what’s to come after Fukushima disaster — “A terrible thing has happened, but people don’t realize it at all” (ENENews, Oct 22, 2013):

Associated Press, Oct. 22, 2013: Japan mayor offers Fukushima kids home in his town […] A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. Today, as mayor of a central Japanese city, he’s trying to avoid a repeat of his own history. […] “If my fears turn out to be unfounded, nothing would be better news,” Sugenoya said […] The Japanese government has detected 44 confirmed and suspected cases of thyroid cancer among 217,000 youngsters, 18 and under, checked in Fukushima prefecture. Thyroid cancer among children is generally rare, estimated at only one in a million. […] Yuri Hasegawa, a 45-year-old Fukushima mother, is so worried […] In her backyard and other areas, “The Geiger counter starts going beep, beep, beep, beep,” she said. “The beeps are coming so fast. […] If we could see it, we wouldn’t be living here.” […] [Sugenoya said,] “A terrible thing has happened, but people don’t realize it at all.”

Belarusian Telegraph Agency, Oct. 21, 2013: A delegation from Japan got interested in Belarus’ practices in providing year-round rehabilitation and recuperation services for children and the youth at the education and rehabilitation center Zubryonok, Education Minister of Belarus Sergei Maskevich said […] There are no year-round rehabilitation facilities for children in Japan yet. Over the last years Belarus has welcomed several groups of children. Japanese children from the Fukushima-affected areas took part in a special rehabilitation program […]

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