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Radiation and Human Health: Three Years After the Japan Disaster

It’s been almost three years since the nuclear disaster began at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors; its impact is massive and widespread and it is still leaking massive amounts of radiated water. It will be decades before the full scope of the impacts of this ongoing and growing catastrophe is fully understood, but significant health, economic, environmental and social consequences are already evident and quantifiable. Furthermore, independent expert analyses have documented extraordinary industry influence on government regulators, especially widespread collusion among the Japanese government, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the owner/operator of Fukushima, and the nuclear/utility industry. The Fukushima disaster leaves Japan with colossal economic loss, radiation exposure to children and others, and a nation grappling with an uncertain future.

Click here for the webinar audio and follow along on the slide presentation.  

Or read PSR’s summary of the disaster here.

If you wish to learn more about how radiation is harmful please read our guide.

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Resources

  • Video: Nuclear Health Risks

    PSR President Dr. Bob Gould talks about the risks to public health and the global environment posed by nuclear weapons and energy. Read more »

  • Annual Report 2012

    PSR is pleased to present its 2012 Annual Report to our members and other stakeholders. Read more »

  • Fukushima Disaster: Impacts & Continuing Threats

    More than two years since the nuclear disaster began at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors, its impact is massive and widespread. It will be decades before the full scope of the impacts of this ongoing disaster is fully understood but significant health, economic, environmental and social consequences are already evident and quantifiable. Read more »

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