Another Fukushima worker exposed to high level of radiation — Radioactive material attached to jaw, neck — Severe internal exposure likely

Published: October 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm ET


SOURCE: East Power workers, the possibility of internal traced Fukushima No. 1 original の 発, Nikkei, October 8, 2011

Google Translation

TEPCO is 08, the internal exposure of male workers in their 30s (exposure) may have announced. That men had been working in the field confirm that occurred the same day desalination water leakage in the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima. To conduct detailed investigation on whole-body counter to measure radiation dose.

External dose 0.13 mSv per hour male rays, beta radiation was 0.50 mSv per hour. Completed the verification process of the leakage and contamination of the physical examination was conducted, chin and neck, showed that the radioactive material deposited on the surface of the mask.

East Power Atomic Force site headquarters の Matsumoto Junichi The Acting Minister of wa the same day afternoon の correspondent met で “water を か ぶ っ ta wa け で は な い と think う. ど う い っ た situation で pollution shi ta ka confirm し た い” と out べ ta.

SOURCE: News: Another worker got exposed, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, October 8, 2011

Tepco announced that a male worker in his 30s was exposed to high level of radiation. It is likely that he had a severe internal exposure too.

He was checking the water leakage around the water purifying system today. […]

After finishing his task, they found radioactive material attached to his jaw, neck and on mask. […]

Published: October 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm ET


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17 comments to Another Fukushima worker exposed to high level of radiation — Radioactive material attached to jaw, neck — Severe internal exposure likely

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  • Misitu

    Poor sod. One can only not even begin to imagine what went through his mind, what is going to be going through his mind from now on.


  • Very sad. I have seen in my days blue collar workers doing all kinds of things to shorten their lives. Good people, badly informed.

  • lam335 lam335

    What do they mean by “they found radioactive material attached to his jaw, neck”?

    Was it “attached” in a way that it cannot be washed off? Did some of it get absorbed by his pores? I thought external contamination could be cleaned off.

  • My regards prayers and sympathy to the families, Your men/son’s/husband’s/Father’s did a most valiant valuable service to mankind !

  • Such a cover up going on regarding radiation casualties…

    Flashback: 2nd explosion injured 11 people.

    Even if we are to believe that only injuries occured, they still got engulfed in the mushroom cloud. Yet, no official radiation casualties.

    150+ smth missing workers… I think thats the actual number we should be looking at.

    They cant find them, beacuse the records of their deaths were either destroyed or classified.

    • I posted a picture of 6 or more men laying on a hospital floor being cared for, ( way back when ) they did not look to be feeling well at all, thinking these were some most likely dosed with that cloud !

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    So saddened by all this, the only thought left to come to my mind is a Buddhist prayer of dedication:

    Through whatever merit and virtue attained,

    May all beings find happiness and the causes of happiness.
    May they be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow.
    May they never be separated from the sacred happiness with is free from suffering.
    And may they live in the great equanimity which is free from passion, aggression, and prejudice.

    Perhaps the “I” should be changed to “We”, and “passion” be changed to “volatility.”

    Other than that, may we continue to try to evolve to a more loving, nurturing, sustaining beingness.