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Six more may exceed radiation limit

Japan says six more workers might have exceeded the radiation exposure limit at a crippled nuclear plant.

The health and labour ministry says preliminary results would bring the number of workers exceeding the government-set limit to eight.

The eight are three control room operators and five who worked to restore power to the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant that was knocked out by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

The government soon after the disaster raised the radiation limit for men to 250 millisieverts from the standard 100 millisieverts so workers could tackle the emergency.


From Belfast Telegraph