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Japan Secretly Revises Radiation Dose Charts! Part #2
Some ten per cent of the emergency personal involved in liquidating the meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 2011 are at risk of thyroid cancer, TEPCO revealed after being forced to reevaluate results of staff medical examinations.
The number of those irradiated is 11 times higher than the previous estimates provided by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December last year. The number of those exposed to dangerous level of radiation is now 1,978 compared to the previous number given to WHO that stood at 178, national newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported last week.
The figure includes workers that were exposed to at least 100 millisieverts of radiation, a dose that places an individual in heightened risk of cancer. The reexamination of potentially lethal risk from radiation follows pressure by Japan's health ministry as well as the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation to further monitor those that were present at the plant following the tsunami in March 2011.