Here’s the latest press release. The translations seems worse than normal, and parts were hard to understand. The title made me think, “they’ve given someone more than 250 mSv?!” Nope, which is good. Nothing else about this is.
The density of radioactive materials was exceed the statutory limit (0.001 Bq/cm3, iodine) at the Main Anti-Earthquake building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, nevertheless TEPCO do not require wearing protection equipment for prevention of dose.
Given the “cm3” part, they’re talking airborne activity. Meaning, they had folks running around without respirators in an airborne iodine area. Also,
TEPCO should measure dose of employees who have not measured yet. All the staffs are periodically measured once in a month
Er…this has gone on a couple of months already, some folks haven’t been given whole body scans? Clever, if intentional. Malevolent, but clever. “We may have given people iodine uptakes. But Iodine-131 has an eight day half-life. Let’s not check them for a few months and the problem will mostly go away!”
Not that I’m accusing them of being that competent.
Secure dose meters for all employees to manage their radiation dose.
They still haven’t?! They don’t have electronic personel dosimeters for everyone. Don’t tell us Japan can’t scrap up a few hundred EPDs. And if it can’t, every radiologically sophisticated nation on earth has offered help. We’ve got them. Ridiculous and pathetic.
TEPCO did not record the dose from April 14th to April 21st, 2011, regardless the dose outside of building in Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station were exceeded the statutory limit at controlled area (1.3 mSv/ 3 months).
They might deserve a teeny bit of sympathy for this one, because of the evacuation. It’s well above limits to the general populace, but the general populace isn’t supposed to be around. I mean, it’s not like they’ve got untrained workers running around the site, right?
Two female employees exceed the limitation level (5 mSv/ 3 months), furthermore, five female employees who do not appoint and resister as radiation workers were assigned for emergency work at controlled area. These issues conflict with reactor regulation and two of them exceed the limitation dose level (1mSv/year).
Yes, it’s an emergency response. But if you’re going to breach normal regulations you have to say so up front. Putting non-rad workers to work in a rad emergency? If they’re saving lives or mitigating disaster you’d have my sympathy and they’d have my utmost respect. But this…
These aren’t large doses we’re talking, comparitively speaking. Remember somebody has gotten 180 mSv of dose. Given the way they go about things, though, the lack of recent data on personnel exposures is ominious.