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UN Investigator urges Fukushima to broaden health testing via Japan Daily Press

A United Nations human rights investigator has called for more intensive cancer screenings in Fukushima, the site of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents in recent times. Thyroid screenings done in the disaster-hit region has resulted in 75 residents … Continue reading

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In Post-Fukushima Japan, Civil Society Turns up Heat on Officials via Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) – For the former industrial engineer Yastel Yamada, retirement does not mean he intends to sit back. Instead, the 73-year-old and about 700 other skilled seniors across Japan are eager to volunteer to tackle … Continue reading

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