Friday, April 1, 2011

Fukushima 50 expect to die

The group of about 300 technicians, soldiers, and firefighters who are struggling to contain the nuclear disaster unfolding at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have accepted the fact that they are very likely to die of radiation exposure. They are referred to as the "Fukushima 50" because they are organized into shifts of 50 people.

The mother of one of the men has admitted that the group have discussed their situation and have accepted that death is a strong possibility.
“My son and his colleagues have discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary in the long-term.”
-The Telegraph

We appreciate the sacrifice guys. We all have idiot bosses who make messes that we then have to clean up, but most of us don't become martyrs in the process. Please keep these brave souls in your thoughts everyone.