Before the Fukushima disaster, there was just one to two cases of thyroid cancers per million Japanese children but now, after the testing of 300,000 children, it’s been discovered that Fukushima alone has more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases.
Many parents blame the nuclear disaster for their children’s cancer, despite being repeatedly told by the government that levels are safe.
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In this video – broadcast today – Abc news (Australia) reports on how some residents are so sure the government is lying to them, they have taken it upon themselves to do their own testing.
These days, as a journalist, writer and editor I write a wide variety of features, frivolous and serious. I work mainly for women's magazines and national newspapers and also enjoy writing for independent news outlets and websites - the sort that publish stories the mainstream media fail to report.