UJ Institute for the Future of Knowledge

Sacrificing the Fukushima 50 again?

Volume 42, Issue 1
March 2020


In the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant accident, many workers helped restore the contaminated site, exposing themselves to a highly radioactive environment. They were referred to as the ‘Fukushima 50’ and applauded as heroes who saved Japan. A cohort study targeting those emergency workers is, currently, underway. We object to the study on ethical grounds.

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