Worker at Fukushima Daiichi sent for Whole Body Count examinations after working to remove debris at Unit 3 without working protective gear

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On Saturday morning, a contract worker at Fukushima Daiichi was pulled from work duty after being sent to remove debris from around the Reactor 3 building.  After arriving at the site and beginning work, the worker found that his protective mask had not been equipped with a filter, and therefore was not able to fulfill its purpose.

Due to the fact that the worker likely inhaled radioactive materials during work in such close proximity to the reactor building, which is still highly contaminated, the worker was sent for Whole-Body-Count inspections.  TEPCO did not release the results, but said that the possibility of internal exposure was small.

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