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A worker at Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant has been confirmed to have suffered internal exposure to radiation, according to TEPCO.

The worker in his 50s was irradiated internally during decontamination work at the building housing the No. 2 reactor.

A whole body counter test found that the estimated exposure level from the radioactive materials taken into his body would be 0.38 millisieverts over the next 50 years.

According to TEPCO, the man worked for 50 minutes from around 11 a.m. on Jan. 20. He was quoted as telling the utility, “My full-face mask became foggy, so I loosened it to wipe the mist from inside.”

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Man suffers internal radiation exposure at Fukushima nuclear plant (Mainichi Newspaper)


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