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The Yomiuri Shimbun -  Dosimeters, more food secured for N-plant crew

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has secured 920 dosimeters for personnel struggling to control the crisis at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, resolving a shortage of the devices, a TEPCO spokesman told The Yomiuri Shimbun.

The company has also increased the workers' food rations from two meals a day to three, according to Keiichi Kakuta, manager of the plant's public relations department.

"The conditions they face are still arduous, but the situation is gradually improving," he said.

Kakuta has been staying nights at the plant to act as liaison between the Fukushima compound and TEPCO's head office.

The dosimeters were procured from various sources, he said, with 500 of them arriving from TEPCO's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Friday.  

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 09:03:27 PM EST

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