28 Nov '11, 9am

Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant director sick: Company

Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant director sick: Company

The director of Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi (above) nuclear power plant is stepping down because of illness, the plant's operator said on Monday, without revealing whether his condition was radiation-related. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (AFP) - The director of Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is stepping down because of illness, the plant's operator said on Monday, without revealing whether his condition was radiation-related. Mr Masao Yoshida, 56, has been hospitalised for 'treatment of illness' and will be relieved of his post as of Thursday, a spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said. 'We cannot give you details of his illness because they are private matters,' Ms Chie Hosoda said, declining to say whether his illness was related to exposure to radiation. Mr Yoshida has been on site at the plant since it was hit on March 11 by a massive ea...

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