20 Octobre 2015
October 20, 2015
Japanese officials have confirmed the first diagnosis of cancer related to work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The Ministry of Labor made the announcement on Tuesday.
The male worker was involved in recovery and cleanup efforts after the meltdown in March 2011. He has been diagnosed with leukemia and the Ministry has approved a workers' compensation payout.
Radiation exposure has been linked to the onset of leukemia.
Officials at the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, say more than 44,000 people have been involved in the decommissioning work since the disaster.