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Heroes And Realists Found Among The Brave "Fukushima 700"


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Naoko
- 1204 days ago - asahi.com
Although liodized as the "Fukushima 50" by the foreign media, there are in fact about 700 workers in the daily struggle with the "invisible enemy" at the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.



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Sue Matheson (69)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 4:10 am
thanks
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 4:54 am
Thanks Naoko. I hope they are all safe. Although the amounts of radiation to which they have been exposed, and for such a long period of time, are usually fatal, I hope their protective gear is adequate.
 

Deborah T W. (282)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 11:29 am
thanks!! I hope everyone will be Safe It is a sad thing!
 

Hope Sellers (25)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 5:09 pm
It will be a very long time before this is over. The workers should be given high hazarous work pay, so that they will at leaast have that for their families and themselves, without giving up any future claims.

Meanwhile, what is the Japanese government doing for those still in the danger zone, their animals, and all the displaced people?
 

Faye Mealer (34)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 7:53 pm
Nuclear power plants should have been built it is lethal just as this and just as in Russia when millions died I do not think God meant for that knowledge to be used to harm and to destroy man
 

Rossy Osborne (0)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 9:27 pm
So shocking and these wonderful people acting so selflessly to assist their countrymen.
God bless all of you.
I just hope and pray that you Governmnent is as deeply appreciative as we all are.
 

Edward M. (8)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 2:18 am
What is hard to understand, following this Fukushima disaster, is why Japan even considered using such a dangerous process for their energy needs when they had a plentiful supply of natural geothermal energy just waiting to be tapped into.
Has anyone given any serious thought as to the reasons for this strange attitude taken by the Japanese |Government?
 

Bracha Kay (31)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 2:25 am
Such brave souls, thanks Naoko.
 

Tim V. (4)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 5:18 am
This article highlights the largely unreported reality facing those who have the unenviable task of fighting and containing this disaster. The media have largely lost interest in Fukushima. The painful reality is that few care about those who from choice or necessity, put their lives at risk. This incident has shown up the unpreparedness of the Japanese state to a fairly predictable incident. This includes the protection of the workers on site. What is scandalous is a failure of large corporations to accept liability and pay adequate compensation to those, by virtue of their efforts, who later develop related cancer or birth defects on the grounds that a connection cannot be proved, as cited in the article.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 5:42 am
Thanks Tim V. for the excellent comment!
 
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