Probe targets ploy to shield dosimeters via The Japan Times

KORIYAMA, Fukushima Pref. — The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Tuesday it is investigating whether dosimeters worn by workers trying to contain the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were manipulated to underreport their radiation exposure and may pursue prosecution.

The ministry meanwhile told Tokyo Electric Power Co. to have all workers, including subcontractors, whose dosimeter readings were suspiciously low to come in for checks to determine their actual radiation exposure.

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