Some Japanese Nuclear Workers not Monitored for Radiation

Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
Some Japanese Nuclear Workers not Monitored for Radiation

History repeating itself….just like the United States Atomic Energy Commission did not properly monitor Cold War workers at their gaseous diffusion and other atomic plants, Japan’s NHK news service reported that Toyko Electric Power (TEPCO) has not provided every worker at the Fulkushima nuclear plant with radiation monitors.

During the 50s and 60s, the U.S. used “classified” work as a means to not inform uranium and nickel , and other atomic workers that they were breathing lethal doses of radiation. No protective suits or monitors were provided.

At the former Huntington Pilot Plant, workers had to pass national security tests in order to work there. Little did they know that like soldiers fighting for their country in foreign countries, they were sacrificing their lives to maintain a nuclear stockpile in the homeland.

NHK has learned that Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has not provided every worker at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant with radiation monitors, breaking government rules.

High levels of contamination have been detected at the Daiichi power complex following a series of hydrogen explosions that have scattered radioactive substances.

TEPCO says the quake destroyed many radiation monitors, so in some work groups only leaders have them, leaving others struggling to manage exposure.

The government requires companies to provide each individual worker with a radiation monitor when working under such conditions.

One worker who helped restore electricity to the plant, says each man must have been exposed to different levels of radiation, and that he has no idea how much contamination he was exposed to.

TEPCO says that those without monitors are assigned to low-radiation work, and that safety measures are in place.

The health ministry says exposure to large amounts of radiation is always a possibility during a nuclear power plant accident. It adds if the claims are true it is a serious problem, and that it plans to investigate the company's safety management.

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