Radiation injuries hinder work at Japan’s nuclear plant

Radiation injuries to three workers complicated the battle to control Japan’s earthquake-damaged nuclear plant while fear of contamination from the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years grew both at home and abroad.

Engineers trying to stabilize the six-reactor nuclear power station in Fukushima, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, have pulled out of some areas of the plant pending safety checks two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami battered the plant.

About 27,400 people are dead or missing across northeast Japan after the March 11 disasters.

Explosions in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power station last week made this the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986 and raised fears of a catastrophic meltdown.

While that has not happened, radiation has been leaking and four of the plant’s reactors are still volatile.

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One Reply to “Radiation injuries hinder work at Japan’s nuclear plant”

  1. If you are involved in an accident at work, depending on the severity of your work injuries, an ambulance should be summoned or you should be accompanied to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital by a responsible colleague. Waiting until you get home to visit your family GP could allow time for complications to develop with your work injuries and cause your condition to deteriorate.

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