[Diary] What does ”泉下” mean?

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Apr 22, 2019 20:36 Diary
When I was reading a paper, I came across an unfamiliar Japanese word "泉下". Abstract of the article is below.

In the 1950s, a town doctor in Osaka visited local spinning factories to see workers there who were suffering from lung diseases. At the time, these factories were producing asbestos fiber products. While seeing the patients, he went around appealing for the danger of asbestos. He didn't stop this activity until shortly before he died at the age of 80 in 1994. It was not until two decades later that the Supreme Court convicted the government for having overlooked toxicity of asbestos to our health. How did the doctor receive the judgment in "the underworld"?

It was not hard to guess from the context that "泉下" means "the underworld." Looking up the origin of the word on the web, I found out it comes from "黄泉" meaning "the underworld" in the same way.