Toxic water splashes at six workers

Six workers at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant have been accidentally doused with highly radioactive water, the plant operator said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of mishaps that are shaking confidence in the utility’s ability to handle the crisis. The workers removed the wrong pipe from equipment at the plant, sending toxic water spilling onto them and the entire floor of the facility housing a set of three units designed for primary, partial water treatment, said Yoshimi Hitosugi, the spokesman for Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (AP)

Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has suffered yet another leak, spilling out 430 liters of contaminated water thousands of times more radioactive than legal limits, its operator said Thursday. 6700 times higher radiation readings than the legal limit of 30 becquerels.

I’ve heard about the damages Radiation can cause but how bad is it? Radiation occurs when unstable nuclei of atoms decay and release particles. There are many different types of radiation. When these particles touch various organic material such as a tissue, damage may, and probably will, be done. Radiation can cause burns, cancer, and death. I don’t still understand the magnitude of side effects radiation can cause on human body but it is bad and Japanese government must take more drastic actions to stop the contamination.




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