Severely exposed workers increased double from July to September 2013

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The ratio of the Fukushima workers who had (external) exposure higher than 5mSv in September increased to be over as double as July.

This means the dangerous tasks significantly increased from this July.

The ratio of the workers who had over 5mSv of external exposure was 1.96% in July. It became 3.09% in August and it reached 4.36% this September.

On 11/1/2013, Tepco announced it was because the contaminated water related tasks increased since this Summer.

As contaminated water increase, more workers may be needed to the more dangerous tasks.

Severely exposed workers increased double from July to September 2013


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In short, they make you individual readers pay for this site while they pay nothing, and when they publish the “authorized news”, you pay for the “secondhand news”, which is nothing new for us.
This site is free for the individual readers, but not for corporations.In the world, this site is nearly the only source about Fukushima. I came here alone without any supporting organizations, background or anything. I’m not pleased to be exploited by the corporations that didn’t even properly report about Fukushima when 311 took place. I demand them to take a contact with me BEFORE reading this site whatever the purpose is.


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Le nombre de travailleurs gravement irradiés a doublé entre juillet et septembre 2013
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La fréquence de travailleurs de Fukushima dont l’exposition (externe) dépasse 5 mSv en septembre se révèle être au-dessus du double de celle de juillet.
Ceci signifie que le nombre de travaux dangereux a significativement augmenté depuis juillet dernier.
La proportion de travailleurs ayant reçu plus de 5 mSv d’irradiation externe était de 1,96 % en juillet. Elle passe à 3,09 % en août atteint 4,36 % en septembre dernier.
Le 1er novembre 2013, Tepco déclare que c’est à cause de l’augmentation de la fréquence de travaux liés aux eaux extrêmement radioactives depuis l’été dernier.
Plus les eaux extrêmement radioactives augmentent, plus on a besoin de travailleurs pour les travaux les plus dangereux.

Severely exposed workers increased double from July to September 2013

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  1. According to a study posted on the IAEA website, another nuclear meltdown is “a certainty” in Europe over next 30 years. See Iori-san, perhaps you should reconsider your plans to stay in Europe. I can’t imagine the odds are much better in the US either.

  2. The observed probabilities, which were long ago projected, if memory serves, as about 1 catastrophic failure per 10,000 reactor years. The USA has about 100 operational civilian nuclear power plants.

    Reportedly, the likelihood of a serious event, next year, for the USA is on the order of 1%. That ‘order of magnitude’ or ‘Big O’ translation for the non-technical reader is translated that the chances of a serious FUBAR are somewhere between 0.1% and 10%.

    So, if we look at the 400 or so Global nuclear reactors. The top of the probability range for a FUBAR next year is about 50%. These ‘Big O’ calculations are useful enough to demonstrate that the chances of a seriously bad incident are ‘kinda high’.


    Bill Duff

  3. The paper on the IAEA website suggests that based on what we’ve learnt from Fukushima, the projected odds of a nuclear FUBAR should be revised upwards by a factor of 10. The risks in the US are compounded by the presence of numerous ageing Daiichi-esque reactors, not to mention the San Andreas Fault. Basically we’re playing Russian roulette with a heavily loaded chamber. Personally I’d be surprised if we get through the next 25 years without at least one more Level 7.

  4. Are the contract workers covered by any Government or Health Insurance Fund?
    When is the Japanese Government going to pass legislation to make the Construction Industry standards and Construction Industry Worker standards SHOULD apply to TEPCO sites.
    The newspaper reports of Yakuza controlled contractors earning a pittance are terrible.
    The exposure rates to contamination on site are terrible.
    This substandard delegation of worker safety would not be allowed in other countries.
    It is a national disgrace for the Japanese Government and the legislature to not enforce good safety standards and Construction industry standards for their brave workforce at Fukushima.
    Is there any chance of this being fixed?
    Best wishes to the workers who have been injured and their families.

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      When is the Japanese Government going to pass legislation to make the Construction Industry standards and Construction Industry Worker standards SHOULD apply to TEPCO sites.

      LOL is that a rhetorical question? Nonetheless, that’s a very good question and I believe I know the answer: way too late.
      As always, the government/regulators/whoever is in charge will stubbornly and desperately try to ride out the storm in the hopes that everything will turn out alright somehow and that the cash won’t stop flowing by that much.

      All in all, I have to say that they probably got away with things like deforestation, lax workers’ rights, minor corruption, embezzlement/shaky economics practices, etc. in the past because stealing a coupla’ mil is quite different to CONTAMINATING THE F##KING EASTERN COAST OF JAPAN AND HALF THE PACIFIC. They either don’t understand or are feigning ignorance/are in denial that this problem is a hard one to cover up and I doubt that people will not be quick to forget what will happen and has been happening for the past two and a half years.

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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.


November 2013