Japan confirms the death of the Fukushima employee for radiation

Japan announced for the first time that an employee who worked at the Fukushima power plant died after being exposed to radiation, according to national media. The victim, in his fifties, developed lung cancer after taking part in emergency work in Fukushima between March and December 2011, after the devastating tsunami that devastated the plant on March 11, 2011. The Japanese government paid a compensation in four other cases where employees had contracted cancer after the disaster, according to Jiji News news agency. However, it is the first time that he recognizes a death in relation to radiation exposure in the plant compound, according to the Mainichi newspaper. After This employee was responsible for measuring radiation in the plant and, according to available information, wore a mask and a protective suit. He developed lung cancer in February 2016. On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.1 earthquake caused a tsunami that caused the death of over 18,500 people and caused a serious accident in the Fukushima plant. The reconstruction is all but over and part of the region remains uninhabitable: the nuclear accident in Fukushima, the worst since it occurred in Chernobyl in April 1986, involved the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom will not return. never. And seven years later, farmers continue to be suspicious of consumers even if their products are subjected to strict radioactivity controls.

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