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Monday, 19 August 2013

2 more workers at Fukushima Daiichi irradiated

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Two more workers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were found exposed to radiation above the safety limit. This is the second incident in a week. Tokyo Electric Power Company, the plant operator, is looking for a cause.

An alarm went off indicating rising radiation levels in the air when the 2 workers waited for a bus in front of a plant building on Monday morning. The building is used for preparations in decommissioning the damaged reactors.

Tests they took before leaving the plant compound showed radiation levels of nuclear substances up to 13 becquerels per square centimeter. That's 3 times the safety limit set by the operator

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