Fukushima 50: Hero of Japan / by airi katsuta


Fukushima 50 is a group of employees of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant who helped evaculate 750 workers during the fire in unit 4 on March 15, 2011, the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. They are currently risking their lives to prevent the meltdown of the nuclear power plant.

Emergency nuclear scenarios suggest asking older retirees to volunteer, not because they're more expendable, or even because they're more skilled, but because even if they're exposed to massive amounts of radiation, history has shown they would die of old age before they die of radiation induced cancers, which can take decades to develop.



There's still ways to help Japan.

What can you do?