6 more workers may exceed Japan's radiation limit

By the Associated Press | June 13, 2011 | 7:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says six more workers might have exceeded the radiation exposure limit at a crippled nuclear plant.

The health and labor ministry says preliminary results on those workers Monday would bring the number of workers exceeding the government-set limit to eight.

The eight are three control room operators and five who worked to restore power to the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant that was knocked out by the earthquake and tsunami March 11.

The government soon after the disaster raised the radiation limit for men to 250 millisieverts from the standard 100 millisieverts so workers could tackle the emergency.