Survey: Mismanagement seen at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

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Nearly half the workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reported receiving payment from firms other than those giving them work assignments, according to a recent survey, Zee News reports.

More than 15 percent said they did not know how much radiation they had been exposed to, and 36 percent reported never having received documents describing their terms of employment. Over 100 respondents reported being asked to lie about their employer when filling out the survey.

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