Breaking News: 31 years old Fukushima worker sent to emergency medical service

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At the press conference of 10/27/2011, Tepco announced that one of the Fukushima workers from a sub-contract company, 31 years old was sent to the emergency medical service.

According to Tepco, the worker was involved in pipe setting task at the gas control room for containment vessel at reactor 1, on the first floor.

During the work, he had a heart ache (heart attack) and was sent to the emergency medical room beside reactor 5, 6.

He’s still in the hospital, no diagnosis yet.

He has consciousness, but unable to walk. He’s been working at the plant since 10/11/2011.

Today he was only exposed to 0.21 mSv. The total dose is 0.79 mSv.

He was working between 10AM~1PM.(3 hours)

This fact clearly means even if it is less than 1 mSv, it is crucially harmful for human body.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


October 2011