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Fukushima worker reveals life inside wrecked nuclear power plant in manga comic book

via couriermail.com.au /  March 25, 2014 / First off, no one who works at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant calls it Fukushima Dai-ichi, comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta says in his book about his time on the job. It’s ichi efu, or 1F. It’s not “hell on earth,’’ but a life fill ...

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Nearly 70% of decontamination firms still violating labor laws in Fukushima

via Enformable / March 18, 2014 / According to labor officials in Fukushima Prefecture, nearly 70% of the companies hired to conduct decontamination work after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster have been found to be in violation of multiple labor laws. In July 2013, the Fukushima Labor Bu ...

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Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown

By David McNeil / NY Times / In the chaotic, fearful weeks after the Fukushima nuclear crisis began, in March 2011, researchers struggled to measure the radioactive fallout unleashed on the public. Michio Aoyama’s initial findings were more startling than most. As a senior scientist at the Japa ...

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Fukushima No. 1 workers rally against TEPCO

via Japan Times / March 14, 2014 / Workers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant rallied Friday outside the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co., complaining they are being forced to work for meager pay in dangerous conditions. The group of about 100 demonstrators shouted and pumped their ...

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3 Years On Risks of Radiation Exposure Remain High for Fukushima Workers

via Asahi Shimbun / March 9, 2014 / About half of the workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the three years since the triple meltdown have been exposed to more than 5 millisieverts of radiation, a level used as a radiation exposure reference for humans. The levels of radiatio ...

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‘Duct tape, wire nets’ were used to mend #Fukushima water tanks

via Russia Today / January 5, 2014 / As TEPCO began preparations for the cleaning of the drainage system with tons of leaked radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant, a former employee reveals the reason for so many leaks was cost cutting measures such as using duct tape, Asahi reported. ...

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Japanese mafia hiring homeless to clean up Fukushima

by Alex Moore / via Death and Taxes / December 30, 2013 / Japan has been running way behind schedule cleaning up the Fukushima disaster, which is now nearly three years old. Tons of nuclear waste spilled into the Pacific when an earthquake stuck the coast of Japan and a tsunami topped the nucl ...

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