Ex-chief Of Crippled Japan Nuke Plant Has Cancer, AP, Dec. 9, 2011:
A utility spokesman says the former chief of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has cancer but doctors do not believe it is related to radioactive exposure.
Tepco says “doctors believe Yoshida’s cancer had been developing for at least five years and is unrelated to the crisis”.
- Masao Yoshida “stepped down from his post on Dec. 1, citing health reasons”
- TEPCO “kept the details of his illness under wraps until Friday, when it confirmed he has esophageal cancer”
- He “was exposed to 70 milliseiverts of radiation after the crisis began”
Published: December 9th, 2011 at 8:40 am ET
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