- 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
- Criminal? Fukushima Daiichi workers told to rip open radiation protection suits and insert lead plates -- "Make sure nobody sees what you are doing" -- Threatened with being fired
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