April 2000

Second Death from JCO Criticality Accident

Reported by the CNIC (Citizens' Nuclear Information Center), Tokyo, 27 April 2000

[Posted 27/04/2000]

Mr. Masato Shinohara who was exposed to a lethal dose of radiation on 30 September, 1999 at JCO Co., the site of the criticality accident, died in the early morning of 27 April, 2000. According to the Science and Technology Agency's estimation, he was exposed to 6 - 10 gray-equivalent of radiation.

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