Saturday, December 16, 2023

A worker at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility has discovered excessive levels of radioactivity in his nose

 


It has been discovered that a worker at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has elevated levels of radiation in his nasal area. This demonstrates the ongoing dangers associated with the cleanup efforts at the facility that was shut down in 2011.

On Monday, operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) stated that it was possible that the worker's face came into contact with radioactive materials as he removed his full-face mask after completing his work.

As of Thursday, the representative has not displayed any unfavorable wellbeing impacts, and an exhaustive body check uncovered no inside tainting. According to TEPCO, a comprehensive analysis will be available the following month.

This occurs three months after a similar incident in which four workers were exposed to radioactive water in October. Two of them were hospitalized as a safety measure.

In 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami caused extensive damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant. As a result, 18,000 people lost their lives in one of the most significant nuclear disasters in history. The continuous cleanup activity is supposed to traverse many years, with the most risky stage — eliminating radioactive fuel and flotsam and jetsam from three seriously impacted reactors — yet to start.

Japan began releasing treated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean in August, enough to fill 540 Olympic swimming pools. While Tokyo states the water's innocuousness, a position upheld by the UN nuclear guard dog, both China and Russia have forced prohibitions on Japanese fish imports.

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