Masao Yoshida



Age: 58


Summary: Japanese nuclear engineer who led efforts to stabilize the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling systems, causing triple meltdowns and massive radiation leaks.



Cause of Death: Esophageal cancer


Born: February 17, 1955


Died: July 9, 2013


Location: Tokyo, Japan