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Japan widens its investigation after nuclear accident

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1323
  1. Joe Lamar
  1. Tokyo

    Japanese authorities are widening their investigation into the long term health risks posed by the recent nuclear accident at Tokaimura amid claims that the impact on local residents has been underestimated.

    The Science and Technology Agency announced in early November that it will interview people who were living or working within a 350 metre radius of the uranium processing plant when the uncontrolled critical reaction took place on 30 September.

    Interviewees …

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