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Fukushima workers rushed to hospital

Three workers at the Fukushima Daiichi  plant had to be rushed to the hospital following exposure to high dosages of radiation. Read On.

Three workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant were exposed to radioactive water that was 10,000 times the normal level, and two of them stepped into the water without boots, according to a report.

According to a spokesman for the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), "Three workers who were working to lay cables in the basement of the turbine building were exposed to radiation between 170 to 180 millisieverts."

Relative to exposure to radiation by air, exposure via water poses a greater threat to personal safety. Direct exposure to radiation can result in inflammation. The two hospitalised are now being treated for radiation burns to the feets and legs.

Source: Discovery

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