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Newly Fukushima Footage from 3/11: I can no longer force my employees to continue… many received ‘high doses’ of radiation -Plant Chief

Published: January 13th, 2013 at 5:28 pm ET
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Title: Worker shortages revealed at nuclear plant after disaster
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Jan. 14, 2013

Worker shortages revealed at nuclear plant after disaster

A manager’s calls for reinforcements to help contain a series of crises at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were ignored, newly released TEPCO teleconference footage has revealed. [...]

As the condition of the No. 2 reactor continued to deteriorate, many workers had already been evacuated, with only about 70 remaining. [...]

“I can no longer force my employees to continue working,” Yoshida declared [on March 18, 2011], saying many of them had received high doses of radiation.

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Published: January 13th, 2013 at 5:28 pm ET
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