Saturday, May 21, 2011

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tokyo (AP) - a man died on his second day of work at Japan's tsunami destroyed nuclear power plant Saturday and the plant operators said that harmful levels of radiation in his body were found.Contract workers in his 60's was the first person that Quake Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Northeast Japan since the March 11 and the establishment, tsunami damaged caused a string of fires, explosions and radiation leaks in world's second worst Nuklearunfall.Der workers equipment carried, when he collapsed and died in the hospital, said Naoyuki Matsumoto, spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co. The company does not know the cause of his death Matsumoto.Der said the man had a radiation protection suit, mask and gloves worn while working on the plant waste disposal building that stores radioactive-contaminated water from the tsunami crippled leaked reactors.March 11 by the tsunami itself employed two Fukushima died, when waves in the facility swept and severely, damaged buildings and equipment. TEPCO said that the workers, both in their early 20s, in the basement of the building a turbine were found.She Quake and tsunami are believed to have killed more than 24,500 people. Police said Friday that 15,019 were dead and 9,506 were listed as missing.Radiation leaks at the Fukushima plant have forced, 80,000 people live in a 12 miles (20 km) radius of nuclear facilities, leave their homes.The nuclear crisis prompted the Government of all Japan's 54 reactors for Quake and tsunami assess vulnerabilities, and Prime Minister Naoto Kan asked that operations stop a plant in Central Japan while improved his defense.Chubu Electric said its nuclear power plant in Hamaoka, Shizuoka completely Saturday on the premier's request was shut down. The company builds a large dike and other structures security - work expected to be a few years.

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