Six cleanup workers at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant were exposed to radiation after a hose piping contaminated water was mistakenly detached leaking seven metric tons, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
The safety of Japan’s food is “guaranteed” by the world’s strictest tests introduced after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the government said in a statement that follows the discovery of leaks of radioactive water in recent weeks.
Medical tests on children living in three towns near the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant found 45 percent of those surveyed suffered low-level thyroid radiation exposure, Japan’s government said in a statement.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has accumulated the largest pool of radioactive water in the history of nuclear accidents. The utility must now decide what to do with it: dump in the ocean, evaporate into the air, or both.
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a developer of placenta-based stem-cell therapies, will work with a U.S. National Institutes of Health unit to evaluate the company’s PLX cells for the treatment of radiation exposure.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s bill for its Fukushima nuclear disaster may swell as more U.S. military personnel charge the utility lied about radiation levels they faced while assisting in relief efforts after Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.