Are there no other nuclear power plants in all of Japan that could provide radiation monitoring badges to the workers of the crippled Fukushima Dai’Ichi nuclear power plant?
And the LA Times reported the following details on April 1, 2011 –
“Even as radiation levels are rising at the nuclear plant, public broadcaster NHK said Thursday that many workers at the facility do not have radiation monitoring badges. Tokyo Electric Power Co., known as Tepco, which owns the plant, confirmed the report, noting that most of the devices were destroyed in the magnitude 9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 27,500 people dead or missing.”
“Company officials said only 320 monitors remained out of the 5,000 devices the company had before the disaster. But they said the leaders of each team of workers have a badge and that workers without badges are assigned to areas with low radiation risk. Tepco added that it may postpone low-priority work to minimize employees being on site without a monitor.”
Read the full story here –Radioactivity surges again at Japan nuclear plant