[ RadSafe ] Fukushima beta radiation burns

Strickert, Rick rstrickert at signaturescience.com
Fri Mar 25 10:02:55 CDT 2011

According to http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/25/japan.nuclear.reactors/index.html -

"The workers had been laying cables in the No. 3 reactor turbine building's basement when they stepped in the water. It seeped into the ankle-height boots of two, according to the power company.

"The workers remained in the 15-centimeter (5-inch) deep water for about 40 to 50 minutes.

"Two of them were admitted to Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences: one in his 30s who was exposed to 180.7 millisieverts and the other in his 20s who tested at 179.37 millisieverts.

"Nishiyama said the third man -- who was exposed to 173 millisieverts but at first did not go to the hospital because his boots were high enough to prevent water from touching his skin -- has also gone to the same research hospital out of 'an abundance of caution.'"

Rick Strickert
Austin, TX

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Not rubber overshoes over polyethylene shoe covers over work shoes?

That *was* standard anti-C wear, with doubles for high-C work, and
waterproofs for wet work.  I did 'close out' inspections of contaminated
discharge holding tanks in IIRC doubles with waterproofs.

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