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Fukushima workers hospitalised due to radiation exposure

Two of the three have been hospitalised due to possible burns caused by beta rays, which can cause major skin damage…..

Reactor workers exposed to radioactive water , – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 25 March 11, Water that three workers were exposed to at Japan’s crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant contained radioactive materials 10,000 times the normal level, the plant’s operator said.

The finding underlines the possibility that part of the fuel in the No. 3 reactor of the plant or the spent fuel stored in the pool in the reactor building may be damaged.

The workers, who are from a company cooperating with operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), were involved in work to restore power to the No. 3 reactor, which has lost cooling function.

They were working in the basement of the reactor’s turbine building when they were irradiated.

Two of the three have been hospitalised due to possible burns caused by beta rays, which can cause major skin damage….. Reactor workers exposed to radioactive water – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

March 26, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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