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Japan confirms death of Fukushima employee by radiation

Japan announced for the first time that an employee working at the Fukushima power station died after being exposed to radiation, according to national media. The victim, in her fifties, developed cancer lungs 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 compensation in four other cases where employees had contracted cancer after the disaster, according to the news agency Jiji News.However, it is the first time he recognizes a death in connection with exposure to radiation in the compound of the plant, according to the daily Mainichi.After the This employee was responsible for measuring the radiation in the plant, and according to the available information he was wearing a mask and a protective suit. He developed lung cancer in February 2016. On 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake caused a tsunami that killed more than 18,500 people and caused a major accident at the Fukushima plant. The reconstruction is far from over and part of the region remains uninhabitable. The Fukushima nuclear accident, the worst since Chernobyl in April 1986, resulted in the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom will not return never. And seven years later, farmers still face consumer suspicion even though their products are subject to strict radioactivity checks.


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