DNA Fried in a Nanosecond — Tōkaimura Nuclear Accident & World’s “Most Radioactive Man” Explained

How a worker received 20,000 fatal doses of radiation

Col Jung
14 min readJul 31, 2023

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Hisashi Ouchi’s excruciating ordeal captivated the world in 1999

In a nuclear plant, no worker wants to see a flash of blue light.

This ominous sight indicates a nuclear chain reaction, similar to what happens in a nuclear weapon.

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