21 Mar '11, 9am

More volunteers "prepared for death" at Fukushima

More volunteers "prepared for death" at Fukushima

"I will work until the limit," one technician in his 30s told his employer, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., an official revealed in a press conference late Sunday. Another engineer, who works for a TEPCO subsidiary, told the Mainichi daily on Monday: "I am worried of course. We are working in an area exposed to this much high radiation and we're still unsure of what will happen. "There might be another explosion, or the radiation level may rise. Of course I have the option of refusing -- my family is telling me to do so. It's an extremely hard decision, and I'm sure everyone is thinking that way." TEPCO on Monday said the number of workers exposed to at least 100 millisieverts -- twice the annual limit for Japanese plant workers under normal circumstances -- doubled to 13 from the previous day. The utility has declined to give specific figures. An exposure of 100 ...

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