Friday, October 25, 2013

Help Wanted: Low Pay, High Risk

October 25, 2013
Special Report: Help wanted in Fukushima: Low pay, high risks and gangsters

Hayashi, 41, says he was recruited for a job monitoring the radiation exposure of workers leaving the plant in the summer of 2012. Instead, when he turned up for work, he was handed off through a web of contractors and assigned, to his surprise, to one of Fukushima's hottest radiation zones.

He was told he would have to wear an oxygen tank and a double-layer protective suit. Even then, his handlers told him, the radiation would be so high it could burn through his annual exposure limit in just under an hour.


Watchtower said...

Mark, you probably seen this link on ZH but in case you didn't:

It's funny, but then again it's not.

mab said...

High risk, low pay

What's next, high risk, no pay? Don't answer that!

Stagflationary Mark said...


I had not seen it. Yikes, lol. Sigh.

Gallows humor for sure.

Stagflationary Mark said...


What's next, high risk, no pay?

I know you told me not to answer but...

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