Japan Plant Workers Hospitalized Over Radiation Exposure

By Scott Sarvay

March 24, 2011 Updated Mar 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM EDT

JAPAN (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Two Japanese workers are hospitalized after being exposed to radiation at one of the nuclear power plants.

The workers developed radiation burns after stepping into radio-active water.

Meanwhile, the Tokyo governor lifted restrictions on drinking public water saying the levels are back to normal.

The contamination has caused stores to sell out of bottled water and many are considering importing from overseas.

They apparently developed lesions on their legs after stepping into radioactive water while laying electric cables in the reactor.

Officials say the lesions were radiation burns, but that they should recover.

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