Last week, TEPCO reported that the radiation exposure levels of two workers exceeded allowable government limits. Today, we found out what the workers’ exposure readings were. As Fox News reported, based on information from Dow Jones Newswire:
Two workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex were confirmed to have received a cumulative dose of radiation far above the legal limit, making them the first such case in Japan’s two-month old nuclear crisis, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday.
One worker, in his thirties, was found to have a radiation reading 210-580 millisieverts internally, on top of having been irradiated externally with 73.71 millisieverts.
The other worker, in his forties, had radiation levels of 200-570 millisieverts internally and 88.70 millisieverts externally.
The Japanese government has raised the limit for the allowable radiation limit for workers involved in stabilization operations at the plant to 250 millisieverts from 100 millisieverts per year. But the levels of exposure by these workers have exceeded even the relaxed level.
The workers had been working in a reactor control room since before the plant was hit by a massive earthquake and a tsunami on March 11.