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Tokaimura Six sentenced


Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
I was in Japan when that "incident" took place. These guys handled nuclear waste in open baskets!

Japan nuclear six sentenced

A Japanese court has given suspended prison sentences to six employees of a uranium processing plant responsible for the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, which killed two people. In 1999, workers at the Tokaimura plant, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north-east of Tokyo, poured too much uranium into a precipitation tank, causing a major leak of radiation. More than 600 people were exposed to radiation and about 320,000 people were told to shelter indoors for over a day. Two of the workers who caused the disaster later died in hospital from multiple organ failure caused by exposure to radiation.

=> BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Japan nuclear six sentenced

JCO, 6 employees found guilty over 1999 nuclear accident

=> http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=2&id=251357
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