Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 3 Workers Exposed to High Radiation in Reactor 3 Basement, 2 Rushed to Hospital

while they worked in water. Probably irradiated water.

Yomiuri Shinbun (in Japanese, emphasis added; 3:39 PM JST 3/24/2011):

Three workers who were working in the basement of the Reactor No.3 in Fukushima I Nuclear ower Plant were exposed to high radiation around 12:09 PM today (March 24). Two of them were rushed to the hospital.

The workers were laying cables for the fresh water cooling pump in the 1st basement of the turbine building for the Reactor No.3.

The radiation was between 170 and 180 milli-sievert. The basement was flooded with water from tsunami and from dousing of the Reactor, and the workers were working in the water.

Two workers who were irradiated in the foot (or leg) are from the affiliated companies [I'd say Toshiba or Hitachi]. They were rushed to the Fukushima Medical University. They are scheduled to be transferred to National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba Prefecture later.

I knew it. I knew TEPCO was SO WRONG in resuming the work in the Reactor No.3 just because the black smoke stopped. They are INSANE.


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