Friday, June 3, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Over 650 Millisieverts Total Radiation for 2 TEPCO Workers?

TEPCO announced the numbers for the radiation exposure for 2 TEPCO workers at Fukushima I Nuke Plant. They are still provisional, according to TEPCO.

The two workers were working in the central control rooms for the Reactors 3 and 4 between March 12 and March 15, when the reactor buildings for Reactor 1 and 3 blew up. Most of their radiation exposure is from inhaling radioactive iodine.

No news yet on why these workers did not take potassium iodide after March 13, and why they didn't wear masks.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (9:22PM JST 6/3/2011):

The worker in his 30s:
External radiation exposure: 74 millisieverts
Internal radiation exposure: 210 to 580 millisieverts

The worker in his 40s:
External radiation exposure: 89 millisieverts
Internal radiation exposure : 200 to 570 millisieverts


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