Skip to comments.Japan: Contaminated nuke plant workers going back on job as safety regs go by wayside
Posted on 05/14/2011 9:16:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Contaminated nuke plant workers going back on job as safety regs go by wayside
Safety standards for workers at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture have been relaxed without any scrutiny, forcing workers to do their jobs without being completely decontaminated, it has emerged.
Workers who are struggling to get the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)-operated Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant under control as well as experts have expressed grave concern about possible health hazards.
Radiation levels on the premises of the power station remain high, with part of the ruins of its No. 3 reactor building -- badly damaged by a hydrogen explosion -- emitting 900 millisieverts of radiation per hour.
Safety regulations dictate that when it is estimated workers will be exposed to more than 1 millisievert of radiation per day at a nuclear power plant, companies contracted by the plant operator must submit a work plan specifying the anticipated radiation levels to the local labor standards inspection office, get a receipt stamp and submit a copy of the document to the plant operator.
(Excerpt) Read more at mdn.mainichi.jp ...
Isn’t “mainichi daily” redundant?
Let the higher-ups move their offices to the plant sites and let us see whether they are concerned and even show up.
I'm sure that make sense in some context, I just don't get it I guess?
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