Fukushima workers attacked by norovirus outbreak

52 Fukushima workers belonging to Tepco’s subcontract companies had diarrhea and vomiting.

They found norovirus from 3 of them.

According to Tepco, 12/15 AM, sub-contract workers had diarrhea and vomiting on the bus from their hotel to Fukushima plants.
Still one of them is in the hospital.
They stayed in different hotels. Tepco suspects it’s from norovirus.
All of them were involved in the construction of the tank for radioactive waste.

An actual Fukushima worker tweeted like this below:

Happy20790 ハッピー

It’s likely to infect through the mask actually. As a matter of fact, one person got infected this time. That’s why they sterilized all the masks. They also sterilized the path and the car to come from the hotels to the plants as well. Norovirus can’t be sterilized by alcohol.


福島原発 ノロウイルス集団感染か
12月17日 16時46分

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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.


December 2011