Despite the fact that Fukushima children are showing 50 times the normal rates of thyroid cancer, and other former employees who have come down with, in some cases, multiple types of cancer are suing TEPCO for damages in relation to the 2011 disaster, up until now neither TEPCO, nor the Japanese government have officially admitted that radiation released from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor could be responsible.
Well now Japan has officially acknowledged for the first time that a case of leukemia in one of the plant’s former workers “meets the conditions” to be recognized as caused by Fukushima radiation, according to a Japanese Ministry of Health official at a recent press conference.
This is a big deal. The Japanese government didn’t even admit this possibility when Masao Yoshida, the director of the plant at the time of the accident until six months after the fact, later died of cancer.
The 41-year-old worker in this particular case was employed at the Fukushima Daiichi plant between October 2012 and December 2013. Thousands of workers have been exposed to high levels of radiation at the damaged plant during the continued clean up. Three other cases are currently being examined by the Japanese government.
Who knows how many more we’re about to see in the coming years. They can’t keep this covered up forever.
While TEPCO and the Japanese government just keep reassuring everyone that no one has died from Fukushima radiation exposure, the key word here is “yet.”
Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!