The worker who developed leukemia was exposed to less radiation than many, said authorities, which suggests that the number of compensation cases could spike.
Fukushima Mining News
For now, all of Japan’s 48 commercial reactors remain offline following 2011's Fukushima disaster.
Landmark decision could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy.
This is the first time a lawsuit brought by anti-nuclear plaintiffs has been successful in Japan's forty-year history of nuclear power.
News comes after typhoon swept through Japan, possibly sending contaminated water into the Pacific ocean.
Chances to build reactors grew fewer after the Fukushima accident, with many developed states trying to wean themselves off nuclear, but South Africa plans to issue a tender for one of the world's biggest atomic power deals soon.