UN’s Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published an advance copy of an Annex to its 2020 Report, summarizing new scientific and peer reviewed information (up to the end of 2019), related to the levels and effects of exposure due to the Fukushima accident on March 11th 2011.
The latest findings support the previous UNSCEAR 2013 report on health and environmental impacts of radiation released after three reactors suffered meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Gillian Hirth, chairwoman of the UN’s scientific committee on the effects of atomic radiation (UNSCEAR), said in her interview to The Guardian that “no adverse health effects among Fukushima residents have been documented that could be directly attributed to radiation exposure from the accident” in March 2011.
Following up from their work on the 2013 report, CERAD researcher Justin Brown and former deputy director of CERAD Per Strand (DSA) have beenheavily involved in the UNSCEAR work, and particularly on the impacts of the Fukushima accident on non-human biota.
Read the advance copy of the UNSCEAR 2020 report here https://www.unscear.org/unscear/en/publications/2020b.html
Photo: Ōkuma town in the Fukushima prefecture that was hit hard after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.