It's like death sentence: Japan n-plant worker's daughter

It's like death sentence: Japan n-plant worker's daughter

The Sun quoted a message that was sent by another nuclear worker to his wife that said: "Please continue to live well, I cannot be home for a while."

The Fukushima nuclear plant was badly damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. There have been explosions at three reactors while a fire engulfed a fourth reactor, sparking fears of a nuclear meltdown.

A group of experts have been working round the clock to cool the reactors and Thursday helicopters dumped water over them. Twenty people have been confirmed to have suffered from radiation exposure.

The Sun reported that a poignant note was disclosed when there was a rise in the radiation level.

There are about 180 personnel working round the clock to cool the plant. Working in rotating teams of 50, they enter the radiation hotspots for only 15 minutes at a time to limit their exposure.