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Six Fukushima Workers Accidentally Doused Themselves in Toxic Water

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In case you weren't already concerned enough about the wacky (re: highly dangerous) antics going over at the Fukushima power plant, maybe this will do the trick. Six workers attempting to clean up the increasingly unruly mess have accidentally doused themselves with highly radioactive water.

While working in on the plant's partial water treatment units, the workers removed the wrong pipe, covering both themselves and the entire floor in a deluge of toxic water. Only six of the 11-member team ended up getting splashed by the radioactive shower, and those six were, thankfully, wearing protective hazmat suits. So while we have every reason to hope that any effects/gained superpowers will be minor, the incident is still under investigation.

Of course, this isn't the first time TEPCO's spilled some of their radioactive sauce—this has happened many, many, many times before. And with every new bit of news, it becomes increasingly more questionable whether anyone has any idea what they're doing over there—which would be hilarious if it wasn't so terrifying. [Huffington Post via Salon]


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