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




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


By Antoni Slodkowski and Mari Saito IWAKI, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Tetsuya Hayashi went to Fukushima to take a job at ground zero of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. He lasted less than two weeks. 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. ...




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