KBS earthquake coverage from the director of photography, more than permissible exposure limits, Yonhap News, May 11, 2011:
Summary via Anonymous Tip
Headline: High radiation exposure to news directors returning from Fukushima.
News crews from KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) were sent to Fukushima to cover the earthquake. 1 director received an estimated radiation exposure of 148 milliSieverts who visited Fukushima from 12th to 15th March. A different director who stayed near to Tokyo 15-17th March (doesn’t say how long he was near Fukushima) received an estimated exposure of 103 milliSieverts.
Translation Excerpts via Google
Headline: KBS earthquake coverage from the director of photography, more than permissible exposure limits
New KBS KBS labor union’s national press, according to headquarters from March 15 were examined by the director of photography covering the Tokyo area on the 17th, was estimated radiation exposure of 103 mSv. The analysis of chromosomes, out of 1000 cells, abnormal cells are found 5.
Prior to this, three days taken by the director of radiation exposure (148 mSv) of the cells by 1000, has been diagnosed with seven cells are damaged. [...]
Director of photography covering the Tokyo area were “able to see even more scary. To stay in Japan during the earthquake, rather 恐Kunakatta. But the frightened exposure, become a reality,” he said.
Meanwhile, KBS public relations department said, “These things happened in a very regrettable, to take necessary measures. However, I take for test results and how the position is still cautious. The examination I need to know, “he said.
Translation Excerpts via Yahoo Babelfish
Headline: The KBS photographing supervision and others of earthquake disaster collection of data and being bombed allowable limit it exceeds
Photographing supervision and others of the KBS image production bureau which undertook the collection of data of the east Japanese large earthquake disaster which occurs in March, the radiation dose which exceeds reference level having been bombed you understood to 11 days.
According to the nationwide speech labor union KBS headquarters of KBS new Union, the result and the radiation exposure quantity which inspect the photographing supervision which collected materials near Tokyo on March 15 – 17th were presumed 103 millimeter sievert. With the analysis result of the chromosome, among 1000 cells, abnormality was found in 5 cells.
It preceded this, that among 1000 cells, 7 cells received the damage, another photographing supervision radiation exposure (148 millimeter sievert) with on the 3rd it is diagnosed. On March 12 – 15th it collected materials the same supervision near Fukushima. [...]
As for the photographing supervision which collected materials near Tokyo, “we fear more not to be visible. When staying in Japan, on the other hand we did not fear earthquake. We feared being bombed, but it became actuality”, you said.
On the one hand, as for the KBS Public Relations Dept., “such situation occurring being very regrettable, devises necessary measure. But, how you catch inspection result value, vis-a-vis still it is prudent standpoint. When precision inspection is necessary, it has grasped”, that you commented.
Korean version: http://www.newscham.net/news/view.php?board=news&nid=61381
Published: May 19th, 2011 at 11:46 pm ET