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nationalize the fed

(2,169 posts)
Tue Oct 20, 2015, 08:26 PM Oct 2015

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer- "just the tip of the iceberg"

UK Telegraph 20 Oct 2015

A former Fukushima nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer, Japanese authorities said Tuesday, the first confirmed case since the 2011 accident that experts say could be just the "tip of the iceberg".

A health ministry official said the unnamed man, who was in his thirties while working at the plant following the 2011 crisis, has leukaemia. He is now 41 years old, local media reported.



The announcement will likely further inflame widespread public opposition to nuclear power, and could frustrate efforts to resettle evacuees in communities around the crippled Fukushima plant that have been deemed safe.

It also comes less than a week after the controversial restart of a second reactor in Japan following a shutdown of all reactors in the wake of the crisis.


They said this couldn't happen because...safety

"This person went to see a doctor because was not feeling well. That was when he was diagnosed with leukaemia," the health ministry official told a press briefing on condition of anonymity, adding that other possible causes had been ruled out...snip
MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11942611/First-Fukushima-worker-diagnosed-with-radiation-linked-cancer.html

Nuclear fission to boil water to turn turbines to power toasters. Absurd.

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First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer- "just the tip of the iceberg" (Original Post) nationalize the fed Oct 2015 OP
I would bet there's more newfie11 Oct 2015 #1
Solar hydro can do it for us... SidDithers Oct 2015 #2
No one cares when a worker dies Generic Other Oct 2015 #3
"Tip of the iceberg", indeed. nt Mnemosyne Oct 2015 #4
Yes Liberal_in_LA Oct 2015 #6
Photo of Reactor 3 is just one of THREE in meltdown. Octafish Oct 2015 #5
In need of the same corrections that you've been given for years now FBaggins Oct 2015 #7

Octafish

(55,745 posts)
5. Photo of Reactor 3 is just one of THREE in meltdown.
Wed Oct 21, 2015, 12:19 AM
Oct 2015

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor 3 melted down, its containment building exploded, before or after it melted down, and today still exposes the plutonium-oxide fuel in the reactor and in the spent fuel pool to the environment. The other two reactors in meltdown used enriched uranium fuel, still major disasters each.

FBaggins

(26,983 posts)
7. In need of the same corrections that you've been given for years now
Wed Oct 21, 2015, 10:11 AM
Oct 2015

* All spent reactor fuel has plutonium in it

* None of the reactors at Fukushima (including Unit #3) had spent MOX in the fuel pool

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