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TEPCO employee dies working inside Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant

The employee working inside the power plant began vomiting suddenly Wednesday morning, and was declared dead in the afternoon
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June 7, 2018
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A worker involved in the clean-up and maintenance of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, died suddenly on Wednesday June 6, according to local media.
 
A 50 year-old male employee of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was working on dismantling scaffolding within the damaged nuclear plant when he began vomiting inside his protective suit at approximately 10:40 a.m.
 
He reportedly continued to work until a second round of vomiting began around 12:45 p.m, which caused him to collapse.
 
He was immediately rushed out of the radioactive zone to a nearby hospital, but was unresponsive. Doctors declared him dead at 4:00 p.m.
 
Liberty Times reports that the man was wearing the proper protective clothing, and that there had been no signs of illness or problems during the pre-work check. However, TEPCO did report that the man had suffered from an unspecified medical condition prior to his employment with the company.
 
The man had been employed to work at the facility since March 2016. 
 
On March 11, 2011, a catastrophic tsunami struck the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, resulting in the failure of the Fukushima nuclear fuel storage facilities. The radioactive fallout from the incident has been a continual concern for the Japanese government and global safety and energy organizations. TEPCO has been tasked with cleaning up and managing the hazardous facility. 
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3 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    This is what George Monbiot “loves”

    Comment by mariannewildart | June 10, 2018 | Reply

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    Comment by A Green Road Daily News | June 11, 2018 | Reply

  3. Sounds like radiation poisoning – that they are being exposed to 1000 x (1000 mSv pr higher) or more the “allowed” international dose of 1 mSv. For external dose mGy and mSv are the same, except for neutrons, I think, which they are probably getting too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_radiation_syndrome

    Comment by miningawareness | June 14, 2018 | Reply


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