FIRST THYROID CANCER CASE IN JAPAN RECOGNIZED AS FUKUSHIMA-RELATED & COMPENSATED BY GOVT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


FIRST THYROID CANCER CASE IN JAPAN RECOGNIZED AS FUKUSHIMA-RELATED & COMPENSATED BY GOVT

A man who worked at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan during the disastrous 2011 meltdown has had his thyroid cancer recognized as work-related. The case prompted the government to finally determine its position on post-disaster compensation.

The unnamed man, said to be in his 40s, worked at several nuclear power plants between 1992 and 2012 as an employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. He was present at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the March 11, 2011 meltdown. Three years after the disaster, he was diagnosed with thyroid gland cancer, which the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed on Friday as stemming from exposure to radiation.

The man’s body radiation exposure was totaled at 150 millisieverts, almost 140 of which were a result of the accident. Although this is not the first time that health authorities have linked cancer to radiation exposure for workers at the Fukushima plant, it is the first time a patient with thyroid cancer has won the right to work-related compensation.

There have been two cases previously, both of them involving leukemia.

The recent case prompted Japan’s health and labor ministry to release for the first time its overall position on dealing with compensation issues for workers who were at the Fukushima plant at the time and after the accident. Workers who had been exposed to over 100 millisieverts and developed cancer five years or more after exposure were entitled to compensation, the ministry ruled this week. The dose level was not a strict standard but rather a yardstick, the officials added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only reasonable that this this man getting compensated, although his death sentence from cancer will not be stayed; but what about Americans getting sick, and potentially developing cancer, from eating radioactive fish from Fukushima?!?

What does TEPCO intend to do for them?!?

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