13 Jun '11, 1pm

8 nuclear workers over-exposed to radiation: Japan

8 nuclear workers over-exposed to radiation: Japan

At least eight workers trying to bring Japan's crippled nuclear power plant under control have been exposed to more radiation than allowed under new safety standards. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - AT LEAST eight workers trying to bring Japan's crippled nuclear power plant under control have been exposed to more radiation than allowed under new safety standards, government officials said on Monday. Three of six reactors at north-eastern Fukushima melted down after the March 11 quake and tsunami knocked out power to the plant. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the area around the plant. The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power, also known as Tepco, had previously said two workers had been exposed to more radiation than allowed. The exposure of the additional six workers was discovered after almost 2,400 workers underwent testing, officials...

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