Society News Archive

22 December 1999

A worker who was severely injured in the nuclear accident at a JCO Co. processing plant in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, died on December 21, 1999.

Hisashi Ouchi, one of three workers exposed to large amounts of radiation in the September accident, died of multiple organ failure.

The health status of the three workers was summarized in the HPS Ask the Expert feature in early December under Nuclear Accidents.

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