Japanese Pensioners Team Up to Save the World

‘As the Japanese government and TEPCO struggle to bring the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control, a group of pensioners has decided to put their lives at risk to save younger people from radiation. It is becoming more difficult to find people willing to work in crippled plant “My acquaintances and I talked very intensively about the accident and about how we could help contain the disaster,” explained 72-year-old Yasuteru Yamada who came up with the idea. “A functioning cooling system is indispensable,” he pointed out. “But who is supposed to build it? Only people can do it. So why not us? Since we don’t have such a long future ahead?”‘

Pensioners come forth for Fukushima






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