Data: Nuclear workers' radiation exposure and TEPCO coverup accident

DescriptionThe workers' exposure to radiation at nuclear power stations reached its maximum around 1980, but declined there after as a result of the growing public criticism. Within the strengthened anti-nuclear power movement the publishing of photograph collections and books, which unveiled the truth about the exposed workers, culminated in 1979. And in 1981, subcontractors working at power plants formed their own union. As a result of these activities, measures to reduce the radiation dose were implemented. For example, automated machines were increasingly introduced in a highly radioactive work environments.
Date 1 July 2003
Page number8-9
MagazineNuke Info Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Number of pages 2
Tags: ANIS - Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety, Japan
TEPCO - Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Do not confuse with Tohoku EPCO)
CENSORSHIP - including (attempts) to conceal or alter information
UITZENDWERK - temporary work and subcontracting in nuclear installations.
RADIATION MEASUREMENTS - also measured transgression norm but see standard height: STR.NORM
LABOUR POLICY - company policies regarding personel as well as wider
ONAGAWA, JAPAN - Onagawa, Japan
KASHIWAZAKI-KARIWA - Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, Japan
JAPAN - country in Asia
HAMAOKA, JAPAN - Hamaoka, Japan
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - occupational health and safety in production and use of radioactive material
BWR - Boiling water reactor; including ABWR, SWR 1000 ESBWR

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