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Nuke accident-linked cancer may be impossible to detect via The Japan Times

Experts remain divided over health risks from small doses of radiation

AP

FUKUSHIMA — Even if the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years results in many people developing cancer, we may never find out.

Looking back on the early days of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, that may sound implausible.

But the ordinary rate of cancer is so high, and our understanding of the effects of radiation exposure so limited, that any increase in cases following the triple meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant may go undetected.

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