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Six JCO Co. employees received suspended sentences Monday for professional negligence resulting in the deaths of two coworkers in a 1999 nuclear accident.

The Mito District Court gave Kenzo Koshijima, 56, who was head of JCO’s Tokai plant at the time of the accident, a three-year sentence, suspended for five years, and a fine of 500,000 yen.

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