31 May '13, 2pm

No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN - Channel News Asia

No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN - Channel News Asia

VIENNA: Radiation leaked after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 is unlikely to cause any ill health effects in the future, a UN scientific committee drawing up a major new report said Friday. "Radiation exposure following the nuclear accident at Fukushima-Daiichi ... did not cause any immediate health effects," the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) said. "It is unlikely to be able to attribute any health effects in the future among the general public and the vast majority of workers for which dose histories have been assessed." The committee, presenting after a meeting in Vienna the main findings of a report due to be published later this year, also praised the actions of the Japanese government immediately after the March 2011 disaster. "The actions taken by the authorities to protect the public (evacuation and sheltering) sign...

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