[ RadSafe ] 30 Japanese Workers at Fukushima Exposed to High Radiation

RRGWNYEnviro at aol.com RRGWNYEnviro at aol.com
Sun Apr 24 16:13:48 CDT 2011

30 Japanese Workers at Fukushima Exposed to High  Radiation
_World_ (http://www.novinite.com/category.php?category_id=30)   | April 23, 
2011, Saturday

Thirty workers at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan  have been 
exposed to levels of radiation higher than the ones determined  as safe. 
The news was reported Saturday by the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS citing  
the NPP operator TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co). 
TEPCO further announced plans to build underground walls surrounding  the 
damaged reactors in order to stop contaminated water from spreading in the  
Workers will have to dig 15 meters down in the ground to reach dirt which 
is  not permeable and build the walls from this point up. 
The Fukushima NPP sustained severe damage from the March 11  9-point 
magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake and following tsunami.  TEPCO poured 
tons of sea and fresh water on the reactors in a cooling  effort which led to 
leaks of contaminated water in the soil and the Pacific. 
Very truly yours, 
RRG: Ryokan Route Gento (Grand Mali Park)
WNY: West Noga (area) Yokohama
Environment Monitoring

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