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Japan confirms the death of Fukushima employee by radiation

Japan announced for the first time that an employee of the Fukushima nuclear power plant died after exposure to radiation, according to national media. The victim, in his fifties, developed cancer lungs after participating in emergency work in Fukushima between March and December 2011, after the devastating tsunami that devastated the factory 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 associated with radiation exposure in the plant's compound, according to the Daily Mainichi. This employee was responsible for measuring the radiation in the plant and according to the available information he wore a mask and a protective suit. He developed lung cancer in February 2016. On 11 March 2011, an earthquake with a force of 9.1 caused a tsunami that killed more than 18,500 people and caused a major accident at the Fukushima plant. The reconstruction is far from being completed and part of the region has remained uninhabitable: the nuclear accident in Fukushima, the worst since Chernobyl in April 1986, resulted in the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom will never return. And seven years later, farmers are still faced with suspicion from consumers, even though their products are subject to strict controls on radioactivity.

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