The PJ Tatler

More on the the Fukushima Drudge item

From NucNet:

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the three were contract workers laying cables in the turbine hall. Two of them were found to have radioactivity on their feet and legs. JAIF said they were exposed to more than 170 millisieverts (mSv).

The workers were washed in an attempt to remove radioactivity, but since there was a possibility of beta-ray burning of the skin, the two were taken to the Fukushima University Hospital for examination and then transferred to Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Sciences for further examination. They are expected to be monitored for around four days.

So this doesn’t say “burns” just “observation”.

I’m beginning to think the best policy for everyone is to not believe any news reports about this until one of the technical sources has it.