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