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Thee more workers sprayed with radioactive water in two incidents. TEPCO has no limit for beta radiation?

After two workers were doused with highly radioactive water on Wednesday, another had a similar shower; TEPCO was criticised for late reporting.  
On Sunday, 2 workers from the power company were exposed to beta radiation in a similar incident, which … Continue reading

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Workers exposed to 3 Sv per hour at new water decontamination unit?

MAINICHI DAILY NEWS 23.08.2011 – Potent radiation leak halts water decontamination operations at Fukushima plant Operations to decontaminate highly radioactive water at the crisis-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant came to a 13-hour halt when a section of pipe … Continue reading

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Fukushima long ranked Japan’s most hazardous nuclear plant for worker radiation

Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:28pm EDT http://link.reuters.com/vad82s ) summary: * One of 5 worst nuclear plants in world for exposure to radiation * Tepco prioritised cost-savings over radiation standard * Tepco says old plants like Fukushima have high radiation * … Continue reading

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TEPCO cannot track 132, oh no, 198 workers. Health and antiterrorism concerns

The health ministry has criticised TEPCO  because it cannot track 198 people who have worked at Fukushima (last week it was 132 people).  If TEPCO does not have contact details for them, it could also be breaking anti-terrorism laws.  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_03.html … Continue reading

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Another worker overdosed in April

Worker exposure during April – new figures were released by TEPCO, who helpfully don’t remind you of the workers from March who were badly overdosed.  It  seems that of the the 2200 workers, nobody received over 100 mSv,  10 people … Continue reading

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Another 23 workers possibly exposed to internal radiation over 100mSv

Additional 23 workers exposed to high radiations The health ministry says that another 23 workers at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may have been exposed internally to over 100 millisieverts of radiation. The ministry on Tuesday told plant operator … Continue reading

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Six more workers over-exposed up to 497 mSv at Fukushima

Six up to 497 mSv.  Six others received doses of between 200 and 250 mSv, and 88 were exposed to between 100 and 200 millisieverts.   Growing exposure problems at Fukushima The health and labor ministry says six other workers … Continue reading

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Two (maybe three) workers overdosed to 650 mSv – mostly internal dose, they probably breathed it in while working in control rooms

The limit of acceptable exposure for nuclear workers has been greatly increased for this emergency – to 250 mSv, but there has been little monitoring Fukushima workers’ exposure tops 650mSV Detailed tests have found that 2 workers who were exposed … Continue reading

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Reactor #3 too radioactive for work – 100 mSv/hr overdoses workers

Radiation in No. 3 reactor too high for work The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says radiation levels in one of the reactor buildings remain too high for workers to do their jobs.
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TEPCO warned for allowing work without dosimeters – eg the three exposed in basement puddles

The regulator has warned TEOCO to get more dosimenters after three workers were badly exposed and two suffered foot burns on April 24.  They had no dosimeter, and no colleague was present who had a dosimeter.   TEPCO says many … Continue reading

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