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Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on July 19th that 1,973 workers at Fukushima No.w nuclear plant have estimated thyroid radiation doses exceeding 100 millisieverts and are at higher risk of suffering from thyroid cancer, more than 10 times the number previously announced.

TEPCO said in December 2012 that radiation doses exceeding 100 millisieverts in 178 people, with a maximum reading of 11,800 millisieverts.

But that figure covered only a fraction of those who have braved the high radiation levels to try to bring the nuclear crisis under control.The new figure is based on a review of an expanded number of study subjects

The latest study showed that doses exceeding the 100-millisievert mark in 1,973 workers. In one worker, the estimated thyroid gland dose increased by more than 1,000 millisieverts during the review.

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TEPCO now says 2,000 Fukushima workers exposed to high radiation doses (Asahi Newspaper)

1,973 Fukushima plant workers have higher risk of thyroid cancer (Mainichi Newspaper)

1,973 Fukushima plant workers have higher risk of thyroid cancer(Kyodo News)


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