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Irradiation of workers exposes lax oversight at Japan's nuclear labs

Up to five inhaled radioactive material during inspection

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The Japan Atomic Energy Agency's Oarai Research & Development Center.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Five workers at a state-run nuclear research facility near Tokyo have been exposed to dangerous levels of radioactive material, raising allegations of poor management and safety compliance that could significantly set back efforts to rebuild the Japanese public's trust in nuclear technology.

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