Workers stayed in contaminated room for 3 hours

Four of them suffered internal radiation exposure when a bag of powdered radioactive substances, including plutonium, ripped and the contents spilled out. One of the 4 was found to have 22,000 becquerels of plutonium 239 in his lungs.

The agency officials said on Friday that a tent was set up outside the room after the accident to prevent radiation from spreading.

They said the workers remained in the room for about 3 hours until the tent was ready.

via Workers stayed in contaminated room for 3 hours – News – NHK WORLD – English

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