OT? What happened to the 3 Japanese Nuke workers?

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The newspapers did a great job of telling us about how the accident was caused by those guys mixing Nuclear stuff in a bucket instead of the right way, etc. But no followup on the fate of the 3 who were hospitalized after having received such a high hit of radiation.  Anybody know what became of these three men?

-- Shivani Arjuna (SArjuna@aol.com), October 23, 1999


Sadly, the question is not "what" happened to them, just "when" will it happen.

-- smfdoc (smfdoc@aol.com), October 23, 1999.

They were given "glowing" recommendations.

-- (SadBut@true.com), October 23, 1999.

They are mere 'shadows' of their former selves

-- Porky (Porky@in.cellBlockD), October 23, 1999.

I read somewhere last night on the internet that they "are still hospitalized but showing signs of improvement" whatever that means> I honestly thought they would be gone by now.

-- Kitty Felton (Kittyfelton@webtv.net), October 23, 1999.

Read in the "Wall Street Journal" October 12, 1999 front page that the plant was still leaking radiation due to a ventilation fan left on a week after the accident. It has since been turned off.

-- Sandwich (anon@anon.anon), October 25, 1999.

They are recovering - indicates just how resiliant the human body really is, doesn't it? - but are two still in the hospital under intensive care, one (I think) is still in the "regular care" section. (Not released yet, anyway.)

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 25, 1999.

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