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Mainichi: Fukushima workers stood above highly radioactive rubble — “I had numbness in my toes for several months but I did not go to hospital”

Published: January 12th, 2013 at 11:51 pm ET
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Title: Fukushima nuke plant workers not checked for radiation doses to arms, legs
Source: Mainichi
Date: January 04, 2013
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Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant workers who struggled to bring the nuclear crisis under control in its first few months were only checked for radiation exposure to the torso despite the presence of highly radioactive rubble, according to former employees of plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and other sources.

[...] radiation dosages from some rubble under his feet topped 100 millisieverts. Several hundred people were working around the building at the time, the onetime TEPCO employee says. [...]

”I had numbness in my toes for several months but I did not go to hospital because I thought it was due to the unsanitary environment,” he recalls. [...]

See also: Translated Tepco Testimony: "The moment I entered the reactor building, the soles of my shoes melted" -- Very high levels of radiation and temperature

Published: January 12th, 2013 at 11:51 pm ET
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