It has been a year since the massive earthquakes and tsunami struck Japan.
Over 20,000 people were killed and a half million were left homeless.
There were no deaths or even illnesses from radiation following the Japanese nuclear plant crisis.
The Wall Street Journal said this at the year anniversary: "A year after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the emerging consensus
among scientists is that its effects on physical health and the
environment have so far been minimal. There have been no reported
radiation-related deaths or illnesses from the accident, even among
workers who faced very high exposure." (From: "In Japan, Relief at Radiation's Low Toll")
After a month of research on over 5,000 people in the Fukushima prefecture immediately following the accident, only 10 people were found to have significantly elevated levels of radiation, and those levels were still far below the threshold at which acute
radiation syndrome sets in.
Geiger-counter readings categorised all others in the area at a "no
Let's remember the Japanese people as they continue to rebuild their lives after these major natural disasters, and keep their loss of life and property in perspective versus the sensationalized media on radiation.
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