Tepco knew lead shields were made to cover dosimeters of Fukushima workers — Boss admits to making them use covers, claims he was frightened of radiation alarms

Published: July 21st, 2012 at 5:27 pm ET
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NHK WORLD: In a telephone inquiry by his boss on Saturday, the executive reportedly explained that he made 9 workers use lead covers once. He said he did so after he was frightened by an alarm that warned of a sudden rise in radiation while he was inspecting the plant. He told the president that he was sorry.

Reuters: A Tokyo Electric Power spokesman told Reuters on Saturday the company was aware from a separate contractor that Build-Up made the lead shields, but that they were never used at the nuclear plant.

Published: July 21st, 2012 at 5:27 pm ET
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