Former leader of efforts to stabilize Fukushima nuclear plant after disaster dies at 58

  • by: MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 8:00 PM

TOKYO — The nuclear power plant chief who led the life-risking battle to stabilize the cripple Fukushima reactors when they were spiraling into meltdowns two years ago has died of esophageal cancer. He was 58.

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