Japan's 1995 Monju reactor
A fire and subsequent cover-up that sparked public anger led to a 14-year shutdown of the Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture, west of Tokyo.
The official charged with investigating the cover-up would later commit suicide by jumping from the roof of a Tokyo hotel. He was not involved in the cover-up, but reports at the time said he was distressed by the evidence that came across his desk. Here's a leaked video of the accident which came to light afterwards.
August 21, 2013 12:39 PM PDT
Photo by: Monju publicity slide
| Caption by: Charles Cooper
Conversation powered by Livefyre