(Subscription Only) Title: Ex-Fukushima plant chief Yoshida suffered bleeding to brain: TEPCO
Source: Kyodo News
Date: July 30, 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant chief Masao Yoshida last week suffered bleeding to the brain and underwent emergency surgery.
“His condition is serious, but there’s no threat to his life and he’s conscious,” Executive Vice President Zengo Aizawa said at a press conference, while refraining from commenting further on Yoshida, who played a key role in handling the nuclear crisis at the plant last year.
Yoshida felt ill last Thursday and was taken to a hospital where he was found to be suffering bleeding to the brain, according to Aizawa.
Jiji Headline: “Masao Yoshida, Ex-Chief at Fukushima N-Plant, Undergoes Brain Hemorrhage Surgery”
UPDATE: 57-year-old former chief of Fukushima plant had brain hemorrhage after becoming ill while out last Thursday -- "Symptoms are serious" says Tepco -- Hemorrhagic syndromes increased 9-fold after Chernobyl
Published: July 30th, 2012 at 6:48 pm ET
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