Fukushima Workers Doused With Highly Radioactive Water: 37,000,000 Becquerels Per Liter – ‘Several Tons’ Leaked

Fukushima workers doused with highly radioactive water — 37,000,000 becquerels per liter — ‘Several tons’ reported to have leaked (VIDEO) (ENENews, Oct 9, 2013):

NHK WORLD, Oct. 9, 2013: […] The Nuclear Regulation Authority says at least 6 workers were sprayed with the contaminated water and are being checked for radiation exposure. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, says the workers mistakenly detached a water pipe from a joint near a desalination device on Wednesday morning. The accident caused contaminated water to leak for about 50 minutes. […] The water is highly radioactive, containing 37 million becquerels of beta ray-emitting material per liter. […] Worker errors have been occurring frequently at the Fukushima Daiichi plant […]

AFP, Oct. 9, 2013: Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water […] The fluid splashed onto the men when they accidently removed a pipe connected to the system, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said. […]

Reuters, Oct. 9, 2013: […] “Several tonnes” of water spilled at the treatment facility but were contained within the site, a Tepco spokesman said. Water at the treatment facility most recently had an all-beta radiation level of 30,000,000 becquerels per litre, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday. At least seven tonnes of highly radioactive water may have leaked at the facility, according to a Reuters calculation based on the latest figures released by Tepco. […] The Nuclear Regulation Authority said on Wednesday the incident was equivalent to “Level 0″ on the International Nuclear and Radiological Events Scale (INES), but did not give an official rating. […]

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