• Kyodo


An additional 24 researchers were exposed to an exotic soup of radioactive isotopes at the Hadron Experimental Facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, last week, raising the tally to 30, the state-run Japan Atomic Energy Agency said late Sunday.

According to medical tests run on the 55 people involved in the troubled experiment Thursday at JAEA’s Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), at least 19 escaped exposure, the agency said. Six others are waiting to be examined.

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