Two missing Fukushima nuclear workers found dead

Published: April 2nd, 2011 at 10:52 pm ET


Kyodo, April 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm EDT:

NEWS ADVISORY: 2 missing Fukushima nuke plant workers found dead on site: TEPCO

Read the report here.

MSNBC, March 15: Two workers are missing after Tuesday’s explosion at one of the reactors at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant, the country’s nuclear safety agency said.

Kyodo is now reporting that the two workers have been missing since the Tsunami, not the explosion. Were there four missing workers, or is MSNBC/Kyodo wrong?

2 missing workers found dead at troubled Fukushima nuke plant: TEPCO, Kyodo, April 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm EDT:

Two employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. … died of bleeding from multiple wounds.

They are believed to have died around 4 p.m. on March 11, apparently after the 2:46 p.m. quake triggered a massive tsunami.

Their bodies were found Wednesday and required work to remove radioactive materials from them, the utility said. …

Read the report here.

Published: April 2nd, 2011 at 10:52 pm ET


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7 comments to Two missing Fukushima nuclear workers found dead

  • Is rainwater indicative of levels in drinking water? Or is the level of radiation in the air the real issue? So scary and confusing. Is there a way to filter radiaton out of the drinking water? I feel so damn ignorant.

    • siouxx

      French green clay (illite) is the one we use, absorbs radiation. You can drink it in solution or just drink the water once the clay has settled. The clay passes through the body and eliminates the radiation. You can soak contaminated fruit and vegetables in water with a small amount of clay for 10 mins to decontaminate. My neighbour, a retired nuclear worker, drank green clay solution, on his doctor’s advice – daily for two years to avoid cancer. Green clay is inexpensive and easy to use and it works – it was used in Chernobyl. Just get a good quality clay and use glass or china recipients.

  • Don'tWanttoGlowintheDark!

    Good questions above! What kind of water filters will do the trick, if any??!

    I get the impression that there may be some mass migration going on eventually…wow, the magnitude of the impact is daunting.

    I’m beginning to wonder about the formerly fantastic foods & dairy from the West coast. At least so many of those farmers are impeccable about environmental contamination… I was one of their best consumers!!

  • johnlh

    The coming news forecast from Japan:

    1.more and more people get radioactive,day be day increase… depends on the time pass-by or further major leakage, or possible explosion…

    2.finally, some people will become radioactive man: living and moving radioactive source, one by one ,start from Japan.

    3.when the number of such radioactive man become so huge, it is not possible for any evacuation from Japan, the world have to seal Japan and prevent any of them to leave that Island.


    So, the best choice now ,is that evacuate Japanese from now, till those reactors totally explode or cold down,, after God know days, months, or years later.

    Japanese and the people outside world is like the poor frog in a pot under fire now, the water is become more and more hot hour after hour, day by day…..

    It will be too late to do anything if we let the few of them to continue covering up everything like this , or avoid the truth like this.

  • DrStrangelov

    I guess this is the level of “objectivity” people have here. Why be surprised. This is an antinuclear blog.

    • Xavier Onassis

      On what grounds – by what right – do you grant yourself your license to play roulette with nothing less than all of Posterity’s genetic and environmental survive-ability?

  • Xavier Onassis

    For the workers:

    “Oh, how it was duusk! From Vallee Maraia to Grasyaplaina, dorimust echo! Ah dew! Ah dew! It was so duusk that the tears of night began to fall, first by ones and twos, then by threes and fours, at last by fives and sixes of sevens, for the tired ones were wecking, as we weep now with them.”

    and for Japan

    (passage from James Joyce’s masterpiece Finnegans Wake)