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JAPAN: Fukushima Blows Lid Off Exploited Labour

World  (tags: world, Japan, workers, nuclear workers, news, politics, interesting, society )

- 2752 days ago -
The Fukushima disaster has thrown up the first opportunity in decades to bring justice to thousands of unskilled workers who risk radioactive contamination to keep Japan's nuclear power plants running.


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Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 11:28 pm
Yes, in this instance there is a case for automation.

Cheree M (46)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 8:22 am
Noted, TY

Ellen m (215)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 9:47 am
This is horrible. They leave after beimg exposed to possibly passing it on to their families and whomever they may come into contact with.
This could have repurcussions far beyond the island of Japan

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 9:56 am
Noted with concern for them.

Bob P (394)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 10:44 am
thanks for the info Cal

Kamila A (141)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 12:19 pm
let all truths emerge, and lets see what people choose then.

Marianna Molnar (9)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 12:37 pm
thanks for sharing

Judith Emerson (0)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 12:54 pm
Another reason to remove nuclear power from the world's energy equation.

Roger G (148)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 1:00 pm

Greg K (1)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 1:07 pm
All the politicians, executives, and powerful people who support nuclear power should take a few shifts in the contamination zone and the board of directors meetings should be held in the radiation zone in the hottest spot they let civilians go near the reactors. After all, decisions have consequences!

Joeline W (0)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 2:50 pm
Is anyone actually surprised? You shouldn't be unless, of course, you are one of those who has never bothered to learn your history. Japan, and its people, are a treacherous and uncaring lot by our standards. They care for nothing but self-interest and are capable of incredible cruelty. If you have forgotten their behaviour before, during, and since WWII go look it up again and study it carefully. From their cruel and inhuman treatment of the Chinese as they invaded China, through the Rape of Nanking, to the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, to the Bataan Death March, to their absolute willingness to sacrifice every man, woman, and child rather than surrender as they were losing a war they knew they could not win. And, after the war, their refusal to face, right down to today, their cruelties in China, their sneak attacks, their murders of prisoners of war... All are symptoms of a mentality that will willingly sacrifice their own people, let alone outsiders, to their special interest groups and their *National needs*. So if this shocks you, go read your history, study the war in the Pacific, study how, fools that we are, we rescued them from the disaster of the war only to have them steal technology from us and attack us on a wholly different but equally harmful front. No, folks, don't be surprised... be warned. In this country we have virtually sunk to their level, allowing corporations to take over our country and sacrifice our citizens on the altar of Big Money.... We are not far behind the Japanese now.... Will we become them?

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 4:18 pm
No matter how good a nuclear plant design is, it's a failure when the operator company is a bunch of idiots. Bad maintenance exacerbated a natural earthquake's effects and the whole thing's a mess. Now they're pulling an Upton Sinclair on it...

Gary L (138)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 5:08 pm
of course our republinazi party will tell you it's regulation that's choking industry rather than the truth that these vampire's suck the life blood out of workers and then throw them away

. (0)
Sunday September 4, 2011, 8:41 pm
Is there anywhere in the world that there ren't a small group of people exploiting a much larger group of people? Is there any humanity left anywhere? Maybe just in very small pockets... on sites like this?

Past Member (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 5:00 am
Grim reading.

Dana W (9)
Monday September 5, 2011, 10:12 am
noted with sadness

Dennis Cooney (11)
Monday September 5, 2011, 2:52 pm
Japan is very foolish to believe other interested countries will not be apalled at the treatment of the contract workers in the Japanese nuclear power industry. We should watch this closely. Who knows, someone here in America may decide if Japan can get away with this, so can we!!
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