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No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

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A Japanese government-backed researcher said Friday no health effects from radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been seen in people living nearby. 

A journalist checks radiation levels at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan, on February 28, 2012. A Japanese government-backed researcher said no health effects from radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been seen in people living near to the stricken facility.

The pronouncement by Kazuo Sakai of Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences is the latest by authorities seeking to quell fears over the long-term effects of the disaster.

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