Increases in specific cancer rates anticipated after Fukushima accident: WHO

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant, March 2011

The first comprehensive global report by the World Health Organization (WHO) associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in Japan in March 2011, was released today.

WHO says the report, called the "Health Risk Assessment from the Nuclear Accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, was done to estimate the potential public health impact, looking at health risks and not the health effects.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports:

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