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Former Fukushima Worker Sues TEPCO for Downplaying Radiation Dangers

Former Fukushima Worker Sues TEPCO for Downplaying Radiation Dangers

A former worker at the Fukushima nuclear plant has filed a lawsuit against TEPCO, the Tokyo Electric Power Company. The lawsuit claims that crews were sent into highly radioactive areas without proper protection or any kind of warning of what they would be dealing with.

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Fukushima contractor forced workers to fake radiation readings

Fukushima contractor forced workers to fake radiation readings

A company charged with decontaminating the devastated Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant encouraged its workers to falsely lower their radiation dosimeter readings by covering the devices with lead, according to a leaked tape of an internal meeting.

Nuclear plant workers are not allowed to be exposed to more than 50 millisieverts of radiation a year. But managers at Build-up, a company that provided insulation on the pipes that would pump irradiated water out of the plant, believed that doses experienced inside the plant, which suffered a meltdown, meant workers would quickly reach their limit.

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