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News (Lower Intermediate)

10 August 2004
Nuclear Power Plant Accident in Japan

An accident today in a Japanese nuclear power plant killed four people and injured others. One worker is in a critical condition hospital. It is Japan's worst nuclear power plant accident.

workers were burned by steam. There was no radioactive involved.

It is the second fatal accident in a nuclear power plant. Two workers were killed by radioactivity 1999. In February this year eight workers were exposed low levels of radiation in another accident.

30 percent Japan's electricity is generated in nuclear power plants.