Six workers at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant were sprayed with highly radioactive water on Wednesday after they accidentally disconnected a pipe in the reactors' makeshift cooling system, the plant's operator said. The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, said the workers took off their protective clothing after the incident and showered, and that there was no apparent risk to their health. Tepco said about 10 tons of tainted water also spilled onto the ground, though it was prevented from reaching the sea.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times. First Published October 9, 2013 9:06 PM