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First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer: Japan official

Update: October, 20/2015 - 11:10

TOKYO — A former Fukushima nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-related cancer, Japanese authorities said yesterday, in the first such confirmation more than four years after the worst atomic accident in a generation.

An official with the health ministry said the ex-employee, who is in his thirties, developed leukaemia after working at the plant following the 2011 crisis.

"The case has met the criteria" for radiation-related cancer, the official told a Tokyo press briefing. — AFP

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