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40-year-old Fukushima radiation worker dies of acute leukemia after working at plant for week — Checkup showed no prior health problems

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okyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday that a man in his 40s who had worked to help contain the radiation crisis at the firm’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has died of acute leukemia. [...]

The man worked at the Fukushima plant for seven days from early August. His jobs included radiation exposure management, the officials said. [...]

A medical checkup prior to his work at the plant showed no problems in his health. [...]

TEPCO says the man’s death had nothing to do with his work at Fukushima.

See also: Nuclear plant workers developed leukemia despite radiation exposure below legal limit

Aug. 30, 2011