Cancer rate among children skyrocketing in Japan due to Fukushima nuclear radiation

Out of 300,000 children up to 18 years of age in Fukushima Prefecture, 116 were diagnosed with thyroid cancer months after the nuclear plant disaster in 2011. Another 50 showed radiation-related thyroid abnormalities. This occurrence is much higher than the normal rate, according to health experts.

Despite widespread concerns, the Japanese government has yet to release any key information about the cancer screenings in Fukushima or health risks caused by the radiation.

"All the Japanese government and Fukushima Prefecture think of is to cover up the facts that may do them a disfavor. And our children have become victims of this coverup," said Sumio Konno, an engineer and former employee at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Location: Japan