Subcontractor In Scandal A TEPCO Subsidiary, Glass Badges Checked
As was assumed would be claimed, TEPCO is now claiming the workers who covered their dosimeters with lead plates and also carried glass badges don’t have an exposure discrepancy.
There is no indication any outside agency will check and confirm this claim by TEPCO that seems highly unlikely. Considering the work involved was handling hoses used to transport radioactive water out of the reactors in a known high radiation area, having the workers glass badges closely match the altered dosimeters is a questionable claim. The dosimeters are turned in daily and the glass badges every 1-3 months. There is no method to assure a worker carries or does not alter a glass badge’s reading since it does not create a digital record like a dosimeter of the type used at Fukushima Daiichi can.
It has also come out that the main sub-contractor Tokyo Energy & Systems is a TEPCO subsidiary with a percentage ownership relationship.
Full details at Fukushima Minpo http://www.minpo.jp/news/detail/201207232634
The labor ministry is also on site inspecting dosimeters and records according to AP reports. http://news.yahoo.com/japan-probes-alleged-cover-nuclear-plant-072025036.html
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