Dozens of Fukushima workers hit by stomach flu

It’s too soon to know if this means anything or not, so just file this under “Raw Data.” The Khaleej Times reported today:

Dozens of workers at Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant have come down with symptoms of stomach flu, halting a radioactive waste cleanup operation.

The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant said Saturday that a norovirus outbreak is suspected. Fifty-two workers assigned to the effort have been treated at a hospital over the past three days. Three of the workers have tested positive for the virus, a common form of flu.

Here’s a link: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/December/international_December641.xml&section=international&col=

 

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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