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More cancer risk after Fukushima

Issue No. 2343

People living near the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are more likely to develop cancer, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

An earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at the plant in March 2011.

The WHO estimated that some girls exposed to the radiation will have a 70 percent higher risk of developing thyroid cancer over their lifetime as adult women.

A march and rally will take place in London on Saturday of this week to mark the two-year anniversary of the disaster.

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