Japan has agreed to pay compensation to the family of a man who died of cancer after measuring radiation levels at the Fukushima nuclear plant. UN rights experts said Toyko put "tens of thousands" of workers at risk.
The man, who was in his 50s, was involved in emergency work at the Fukushima nuclear plant. His work at the site included measuring radiation levels. He stopped working in 2015, and a year later was diagnosed with cancer.
The Japanese Health Ministry ruled last week that the man's family should be compensated after succumbing to lung cancer.