Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fukushima Japan: No More Headlines & Half-Life Headaches

Fukushima Japan: No More Headlines & Half-Life Headaches

Nearly 3 months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck, the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant are still spewing radiation. The plant's operator, Tepco, has now confirmed that three of their reactors likely suffered meltdowns.


But, wait...

There is... well, maybe not "Hope", but... there's definitely "Inspiration", and then some...

Enter: A tough, tried and tested team of Unassuming & Unexpected Heroes: The Skilled Veterans Corps.

Who are they?

They are a group of 200+ Japanese pensioners - mostly retired engineers and other professionals, all of them over the age of 60 - who have volunteered to tackle the nuclear crisis - and replace the younger workers presently at the site and those whom the crisis would, eventually, require to have available to work there.

Michio, a former primary school teacher who is spending his retirement helping out at a cafe that offers work experience to people with learning difficulties, had this to say...

"I don't think I'm particularly special," he says. "Most Japanese have this feeling in their heart. The question is whether you step forward, or you stay behind and watch."

Check out the inspirational story via the link below:

 Japan pensioners volunteer to tackle nuclear crisis

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