Fukushima: thousands have died, thousands more will die

| 17th August 2015
The valley of the shadow of death: near Fukushima Daichi, March 2015. Photo: Lucas Wirl via Flickr (CC BY-NC).
The valley of the shadow of death: near Fukushima Daichi, March 2015. Photo: Lucas Wirl via Flickr (CC BY-NC).
New evidence from Fukushima shows that as many as 2,000 people have died from necessary evacuations, writes Ian Fairlie, while another 5,000 will die from cancer. Future assessments of fatalities from nuclear disasters must include deaths from displacement-induced ill-heath and suicide in addition to those from direct radiation impacts.
The Fukushima accident is still not over and its ill-effects will linger for a long time into the future ... 2,000 Japanese people have already died from the evacuations and another 5,000 are expected to die from future cancers.

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