The health and labor ministry says six other
workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have received
radiation doses above the allowable emergency level.
Tokyo Electric Power Company reported to the
health ministry on Monday on the results of the latest checks of workers
at the power plant.
The ministry says the provisional amount of
radiation exposure was up to 497 millisieverts for each of six TEPCO male
employees. The maximum allowable dose was formerly 100 millisieverts, but
it was raised to 250 after the crisis started.
One of the men was working in the control
center, while the other five were performing maintenance work.
Six additional workers received doses of between
200 and 250 millisieverts, and 88 were exposed to between 100 and 200 millisieverts.
The ministry has instructed the utility to
have the workers undergo thorough examinations, saying it is regrettable
that so many workers have received such high doses.
In late May, two TEPCO employees on duty at
Reactors No. 3 and 4 were confirmed as having received doses more than
twice the emergency limit.
NHK, Monday, June 13, 2011 20:57 +0900 (JST)