3 out of 7 workmen who was taken to a hospital from the waste incineration in Akita City suffers cardiopulmonary arrest, according to Kyodo News Service.
2 of them recovered consciousness.
Later, Kyoto corrected the number of workmen who was taken to a hospital was 9.
According to Akita Sakigake Shimbun, about 16:30 on July 10, the workmen fainted and the city’s environmental center called ambulance.
The local police said that the workmen fell down on the floor when they wiped off the soot on the 6th floor of facility in the center.
High level of radioactivity detected last month
- In the incineration, the high level of radiation was detected in the lead container in a scrap about a month ago, according to Mainichi Shimbun
- June 8, Akita City announced the high level of radiation was detected in the lead container in a scrap
- According to the city’s environment department, the container measured 48.86 microSV/h
- The container was sealed and content hasn’t been identified
- Possible it contains radioactive material of some thousands Bq
According to Dr. Hida’s tweet, recently published Russian lucubration says that Cesium 137 is not slow-acting, but immediately damages the heart muscle. “I came to consider this can be associated with the cause of death of the workman who died of cardiac infarction. He was one of the first workmen who worked at the accident site, and died after 2 days.”
Published: July 11th, 2012 at 1:37 pm ET