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Sixteen young people who lived in Fukushima prefecture at the time of Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident have been newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer, prefectural authorities said May 18, although they added it is “unlikely” a direct result of the nuclear accident.

Fukushima Prefecture has been conducting thyroid tests on about 385,000 residents and others who were 18 years old or younger at the time of the nuclear disaster.

The 16 new cases were detected between January and March, and bring the total number of young people diagnosed with the disease in the testing program to 103.


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Fukushima finds 16 new cases of thyroid cancer in young people (The Asahi Shimbun)


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Proceedings of the 19th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for Fukushima Health Management Survey (Fukushima Medical Univ.)


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