SOURCE: Residents of Japanese town contaminated by Fukushima refuse to return, The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2011
[...] Those working inside the plant provide little reason for optimism. “It’s endless, endless. The task will never end,” said a senior nuclear engineer who spends six hours a day, five days a week supervising the effort to make sure the reactor cores that partially [???] melted down in March remain immersed in cooling water.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the nuclear worker said he wouldn’t risk having his own family join him in Hirono. “No matter how much they say it’s safe, as long as the soil contamination exists, I could not bring my relatives here.” And, he added, there remains the possibility of another explosion “if someone is careless or the cooling facility stops.” [...]
Published: October 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm ET