Fukushima plant manager enters hospital for treatment of unspecified illness

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is holding details close to the vest, but Bloomberg Businessweek reported this morning:

Masao Yoshida, the manager of Japan’s crippled Fukushima atomic plant, was transferred to the hospital after almost nine months directing efforts to contain the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years.

Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, didn’t specify the ailment or the treatment Yoshida will receive in a statement on the station manager on its website today. Tokyo Electric spokesman Masato Yamaguchi declined to comment further.

All TEPCO employees are being monitored for radiation exposure. According to Businessweek:

Yoshida told Tokyo Electric President Toshio Nishizawa on Nov. 21 that he needs treatment after taking medical checks earlier this month, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at the company, said in Tokyo today.

Yamaguchi declined to say how much radiation Yoshida has been exposed to.

Here’s a link: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-28/fukushima-dai-ichi-plant-chief-to-undergo-medical-treatment.html

 

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