posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 06:58 AM
"... but authorities said no radiation escaped in the accident, the worst ever in terms of deaths at a Japanese nuclear facility."
Here a reminder of the worst accident so far, that was fist reported as "no radiation leaked outside the facility " :
April 27, 200
Japanese nuclear plant worker, Masato Shinohara, 40, dies on the morning of April 27th, becoming the second person to die from Japan's worst nuclear
accident, which occurred on Sept. 30, 1999 at a uranium-processing facility in Tokaimura, 70 miles, northeast of Tokyo. Masato Shinohara and two other
plant workers had been directly exposed to massive amounts of radiation; and a total of 439 people including nearby residents were exposed to
radiation in the accident. The accident was caused by human error when the three workers placed too much uranium in a solution and set off an
uncontrolled atomic reaction.