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Fukushima’s Nuclear Samurai

Fukushima’s Nuclear Samurai

Fukushima, Videos September 27, 2020 at 7:19 am 0 comments

After a devastating earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, what would follow would be a devastating tsunami that nearly leveled the nuclear reactor at Fukushima. In order for the nuclear plant to keep from exploding, brave scientists decided it was their duty to stay and work in shifts 24 hours a day until the nuclear reactor could be sustained and repaired. Check out this incredible story of selflessness and bravery, in the true way of the samurai!

Chronobyl Decommissioning Continues Through Decades: Lives of 2500 People Who Work There

Chronobyl Decommissioning Continues Through Decades: Lives of 2500 People Who Work There

Chernobyl, Featured May 2, 2018 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Today, almost 2,500 people work at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station. They are overseeing the process of decommissioning the power station. They work in shifts and live in the surrounding areas of Chernobyl, in Slavutych.

Barrels of low-level Class A commercial nuclear waste are checked with a Geiger counter in a trench at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state on October 18, 1988. (Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis)

Watch: Hanford Worker Who Inhaled Plutonium Exposes the Safety Failures

Nuclear Waste February 19, 2018 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

The worker tested positive for inhalation of the potential lethal nuclear isotope of plutonium – a key ingredient to the production of nuclear bombs and warheads.

One the Fukushima 50 undergoes a radiation check. Picture: Rob Gilhooly

In 2018, Fukushima Workers and US Sailors in the Pacific are still Suffering from Radiation, Stigma and Stress

Fukushima January 25, 2018 at 7:03 am 1 comment

Around 30 per cent of workers at the plant subsequently displayed high post traumatic stress responses (PTSR), including flashbacks and avoidance of reminders of the terrifying events they experienced, according to lead researcher Jun Shigemura, an associate professor at Japan’s National Defense Medical University’s department of psychiatry.