UN health body to report on risks from Fukushima

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Credit: REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout

The UN health organisation is due to publish its findings on the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan today.

The in-depth report will give the World Health Organisation's assessment of risks from radiation exposure to people all over the world, as well as in the immediate vicinity.

Three reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant experienced meltdowns after a 15-metre tsunami cause by a major earthquake disabled the plant's power supply.

No-one has died as a result of the accident, but more than 100,000 people were evacuated to avoid exposure to radiation.