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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 12:11 AM
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President of Japan Utility That Owns Leaking Nuke Plant Hospitalized
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President of Japan Utility That Owns Leaking Nuke Plant Hospitalized
Mar 30, 2011 12:35 AM
Mari Yamaguchi
AP


TOKYO -- The president of the beleaguered Tokyo utility company that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant leaking radiation in the northeast has been hospitalized with high blood pressure, the company said Wednesday.

Masataka Shimizu, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., had not been seen for nearly two weeks after appearing at the news conference two days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hobbled the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

Shimizu, 66, was taken Tuesday to a Tokyo hospital after suffering dizziness and high blood pressure, TEPCO spokesman Naoki Tsunoda said.

Confirmation of his hospitalization comes amid speculation about his health after he disappeared from sight. Company Vice President Sakae Muto has appeared regularly at news briefings instead. TEPCO officials had been deflecting questions about Shimizu's health, saying he had been "resting" at company headquarters.


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