The Japanese government will continue with plans to restart more nuclear reactors across the country despite independent research concluding a direct link exists between the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and an increase in thyroid cancer in children and adolescents.
The study has been dismissed as insufficient with only 370,000 Fukushima Prefecture children being tested.
The Abe Administration has largely ignored the research, but has officially stated that the research is still too premature and largely resembles tobacco and nicotine studies in the 1930s.
“We clearly need more research, haven’t we learnt anything from the tobacco industry?” said one government official.
“Presently, the only way we can be absolutely sure of the links between cancer and nuclear radiation is if we dip some kid straight into a nuclear reactor,” the government official said.
“But this is a compassionate government that will not allow children to face a 100 per cent chance of developing cancer from nuclear radiation.”
The government remains unmoved on its nuclear policy of only exposing children to mostly unclear dangers until they’re fully understood.