Tepco to start removing protective clothing from Fukushima plant workers

Tepco is going to allow the workers not to wear protective clothing in Fukushima plant.

Tepco comments the ambient dose level has significantly decreased for these 5 years. In 90% of the area, the radiation level on ground is lower than 5 μSv/h.

They plan to revise their regulation from early March so the workers won’t wear the protective clothes or gloves.

Tepco state the protective clothing and glove bring problems for the workers to move smoothly and be attentive to delicate work.






Français :

Tepco va commencer à retirer les habits de protection des ouvriers de la centrale de Fukushima


Tepco va autoriser les ouvriers à ne plus porter d’habits de protection dans la centrale de Fukushima.

Tepco déclare que le niveau de radioactivité ambiant a beaucoup diminué au cours de ces 5 dernières années. Sur 90% du domaine, le niveau de radioactivité au sol est inférieur à 5 μSv/h.
Ils prévoient de changer leur règlement pour début mars de façon à ce que les  ouvriers n’aient plus à mettre d’habits de protection ni de gants.
Tepco affirme que les habits de protection et les gants posent des problèmes aux ouvriers devant se déplacer avec précaution ou exécuter des travaux délicats.


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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.


February 2016