Leader of Fukushima 50 Put On 'Medical Leave'

Bruce Thompson
The November 29, 2011 edition of the Wall Street Journal had an article headlined, Fukushima Daiichi Manager Steps Down Due to Illness. The manager of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will leave his post after serving as on-site crisis manager over the past eight months due to undisclosed health problems, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The company said there was no indication the health problems were related to exposure to radiation. Masao Yoshida's departure comes less than a month before the plant is expected to achieve a safe shutdown, with the damaged reactors being brought under full control and kept at low temperatures. Tepco didn't specify the manager's illness or how long he would be hospitalized, citing personal confidentiality reasons. Then on December 3rd, Tepco released a report the WSJ headlined in a story, 'No Errors' in Nuclear Crisis. More than eight months after disaster struck at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power...(Read Full Post)

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