[Nuke worker shortage] Worker left integral dosimeter in the bus on purpose

Unlike Chernobyl, supply of nuclear worker is very limited in Japan. Tepco and the sub-contract companies are having a difficulty to collect nuclear workers. (cf. Fukushima worker “Human-wave tactics will be needed, problem is if they can collect human workers”)
To make each nuclear worker do their job longer than the safety limit, sub-contract companies criminally order some of the nuclear workers to shield their APD (integral dosimeter) with lead case so they look like they were not exposed overly.
(cf. Fukushima worker was ordered to shield dosimeter with lead cover to make integral dose look low)
Tepco is pushing the responsibility to their sub-contract companies but has no solution for the shortage of nuclear workers yet.

After only 2 weeks interval, another problem came up. A sub-contract worker left his APD in the bus to manipulate the integral dose. He spontaneously confessed that.

It was a male worker in 20s. He worked to arrange pipes on the South West side of reactor4 from 7AM to 11AM with other 3 workers.

Tepco’s group company, TOKYO ENERGY & SYSTEMS INC announced that. Last time when the Fukushima workers were ordered to cover their APD with lead shield, the prime contractor was TOKYO ENERGY & SYSTEMS INC as well.




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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.