Radiation Detected in Fukushima Daiichi Worker’s Nasal Cavities

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The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is shown on Feb. 22, 2016. A worker at the plant was found to have been exposed to a small amount of radiation during a routine safety check on Friday.

 

TEPCO: Worker exposed to small radiation dose at Fukushima

A worker dismantling tanks at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was found to have been exposed to a small amount of radiation during a routine safety check on Friday, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said.

Radiation was detected in nasal cavities of the worker, an unidentified man in his 30s, a TEPCO spokesman said on Friday. The company estimated the amount of radiation at up to 0.010 millisieverts–less than a typical chest X-ray of 0.05 millisieverts–and said it did not pose an immediate health risk.

Reported radiation exposure incidents have been rare during work to clean up the plant, devastated by the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 16,000 people confirmed dead, with more than 2,000 officially unaccounted for.

The TEPCO spokesman said the last Fukushima No. 1 radiation exposure incident in official records was for a worker exposed to at least 2 millisieverts in January 2012.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201709080046.html

 

Fukushima worker exposed to small amount of radiation, Tepco says

A worker dismantling tanks at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was found to have been exposed to a small amount of radiation during a routine safety check on Friday, plant operator Tokyo Electric said.

Radiation was detected in the nasal cavities of the worker, an unidentified man in his 30s, a spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said on Friday.

The company estimated the amount of radiation at up to 0.010 millisieverts — less than a typical 0.05-millisievert chest X-ray — and said it did not pose an immediate health risk.

Reported radiation exposure incidents have been rare during work to clean up the plant, which was devastated by a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, that left nearly 16,000 people confirmed dead and more than 2,000 officially unaccounted for.

The Tepco spokesman said the last Fukushima No. 1 radiation exposure incident in official records was for a worker who was exposed to at least 2 millisieverts in January 2012.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/09/08/national/fukushima-worker-exposed-small-amount-radiation-tepco-says/#.WbRVGBdLfrc

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