An employee at the Fukushima nuclear plant died
Tepco says its because he was old, and his death had nothing to do with radiation exposure.
He was 60. The average male in Japan lives to almost 77.
No doubt they will try to get out of paying his family anything for killing him.
Tepco Company’s spokesman, Naoyuki Matsumoto, said that the man was carrying equipment at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, when he crashed in an area of the building in which was the waste disposal facility.
So far, the cause of death was not determined, but Matsumoto said that on the employee’s body were not detected dangerous traces of radioactivity. When the worker died he was equipped with UV-protective suit, gloves and mask.
In the building is radioactive water that has drained from the reactor plant. Yesterday, Tepco announced that the core of one of the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power largely melted.
New nuclear alert in Japan. The centre of a reactor melted
It seems that the reactor’s fuel rods were melted more than half of the amount in March, said Tepco Company’s spokesman. Earlier this week, Tepco found that both cooling pools around the reactor are damaged, and the coolant liquid is leaking.
The reactor’s core remains covered with cooling liquid and the temperature is stable, which means that the accident was not the worst.
Damage assessment is possible after the Tepco employees have entered the reactor building this week to repair a water pump.
It is possible that the fuel rods from a reactor 1 of the Fukushima plant to be melted from the total exposure.
According to the Tepco company, which operates the nuclear plant, the reactor water level is affected well below previously known.
A series of accidents occurred at the Fukushima nuclear plant after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011.