I don’t usually post these but damn, this is heartbreaking.
From the website:
Thyroid cancer rates are dangerously high in Fukushima’s children — 3 cases are already confirmed and 7 more cases are suspected — yet the prefectural government is stalling. And the problem could be even more widespread: since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the rate of thyroid cancer for children in Japan has increased by 75 times. Let’s call on the Governor to urgently address this threat to Fukushima’s children.
Experts are saying what’s needed is immediate screening of children living in hotspots because if detected, thyroid cancer is treatable. But the Fukushima government is using the excuse that there is no evidence linking the cancers to the nuclear disaster, rather than conducting a thorough investigation to prove our children are safe. The Governor is stalling, but a massive national outcry will show him that the citizens across the country want it taken seriously.
Sign the petition here.