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"Health impacts of radiation release from nuclear facilities: Lessons past and present" by Steve Wing

Transcription of a lecture by Steve Wing, Three Mile Island epidemiologist, at the March 11-12 New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation

Steve Wing, Ph.D.

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
The Helen Caldicott Foundation March 11-12, 2013 Video archives
Video can also be viewed here: 1 2 3

Eleventh Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting: Thyroid Ultrasound Examination Results

The Proceedings of the 11th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for Fukushima Health Management Survey was released on June 4, 2013.  Below is the translation of the thyroid ultrasound examination, preceded by a summary and a quick analysis of the results.

The original Japanese results for the thyroid ultrasound examination are found here.

The official English translation is found here.

Previous survey results can be found here.

PDF of this post is found here.


This report covers the thyroid ultrasound examination results for Fiscal Year Heisei 23 (FYH23 or H23 here) or FY2011 as well as Fiscal Year Heisei 24 (FYH24 or H24 here) or FY2012.  It offers more information than previous reports, as in breakdown by municipalities.  However, it fails to correlate findings with estimated individual exposure doses, a point repeatedly brought up at the post-committee meeting press conferences, especially in regards to the cancer cases.Previously, the Committee always insisted on privacy prote…