Five workers were cleaning pipes at the system filtering wastewater for release into the sea when two were splashed after a hose came off accidentally, according to a spokesperson for operator Tepco.
Two others were contaminated when they were cleaning up the spill, the spokesperson added.
The radiation levels in the two hospitalised men were at or above 4 becquerels per square centimetre, the threshold which is considered safe.
“We’ve been told the condition of the two workers being hospitalised is stable,” the Tepco spokesperson said.
Actually, perhaps we should start using “the Conrwall” as our measure of radioactivity. If someone who knows their maths – as all know, I do not – would care to produce a little table for us? This water at Fukushima in Cornwalls, natural uranium in Cornwalls, a thermonuclear bomb in Cornwalls…..