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Originally posted by Aircooled
reply to post by Human0815
Human. You're mad at Moch for leaving Japan. You imply he fakes his illness, and all his news is gossip. You're losing your objectivity my friend, when it comes to anything written in fukushima diary.
A worker in his 60s at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is in a coma after collapsing at the site, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced.
The man, an employee of a company cooperating with TEPCO, has been in a state of cardiac and respiratory arrest, the utility said on Jan. 9. The worker had been exposed to 52 microsieverts of radiation on Jan. 9 before collapsing and losing consciousness at the crippled plant that day. TEPCO is trying to confirm how long he has been working at nuclear plants and how much accumulated radiation doses he has been exposed to so far.
According to TEPCO, the man had been pouring concrete since the morning of Jan. 9 in order to manufacture a tank to hold radioactive materials following the treatment of contaminated water emanating from the cooling of nuclear reactors at the plant.
At around 2:20 p.m., the worker complained of sickness and was treated at the plant's medical office. However, he did not recover and was later transferred to a hospital in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, at around 4:30 p.m.
Since the outbreak of the nuclear crisis in March last year, three workers have died of sickness and other causes at the disaster-stricken plant.
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(Mainichi Japan) January 10, 2012
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A worker at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant died Monday after falling ill during his work, the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday.
The man in his 60s suffered a cardiac arrest while he was casting concrete at a facility to store radioactive waste in the plant, the utility said, adding it was notified Wednesday of the incident and the worker's subsequent death.
The utility denied any linkage between radiation exposure and his death as the amount of his exposure to radiation totaled 6.092 millisieverts, less than the amount received from a CT scan, or 6.9 millisieverts.
The man, an employee of a subcontractor, began working at the nuclear plant that was damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, on May 22. He is the fourth worker to have died after working to combat the crisis at the plant, according to TEPCO.
Copyright 2012 Kyodo News
At 2:39 pm on January 11, to protect the decline of facilities which are needed to maintain the stable cold shutdown and improve the high-humidity environment in the Reactor Building of Unit 5, we started up ventilation and air-conditioning system in the building. This air conditioning system inlet and outlet air by high-efficiency particle filter.
Radiation-Tainted Japanese Car Parts Confiscated At Russia's Far Eastern Border
Russian police have confiscated dozens of car parts imported from Japan after they were found to be radiation-tainted.
The Far Eastern customs service in Vladivostok said in a press release on Wednesday that customs officers detected 34 'hot' automotive parts including chassis and engines in the first ten days of January alone.
Russia has been maintaining strict vigil at its borders against import of automobiles from Japan since its Fukushima nuclear power station suffered a series of nuclear meltdowns as a result of an earthquake in March last.
Several cars with radionuclide contamination traces were spotted at the border checkpoints since then, and those with excess radiation were not allowed to cross the border.