Strange: Asahi headline about Fukushima rescuers wearing diapers — Other ‘personal’ details

Published: March 5th, 2013 at 3:11 pm ET


Title: PROMETHEUS TRAP/ ‘Shadow units’ (2): SDF rescuers don heavy protective gear plus diapers
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: March 06, 2013

SDF rescuers don heavy protective gear plus diapers

On the night of March 20, 2011, the Ground Self-Defense Force’s Central Readiness Regiment (CRR) started preparing for a secret mission to rescue Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees […]

[…] all members of the regiment participating in the mission were to wear disposable diapers […]

At a corner of a room with a straw-mat floor used for standby, Sgt. 1st Class Takayuki Saito, 36, who was assigned to serve as the driver of a vehicle, tried both urinating and defecating while standing.

Saito decided to cut back on his intake of both water and food. […]

Covered with a protective sheet, the interior of the vehicle was extremely narrow […]

Their protective masks caused their faces to be drenched in sweat and made it difficult to breathe.

Some members vomited due to the heat and a feeling of being suffocated.

Full report here

Published: March 5th, 2013 at 3:11 pm ET


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7 comments to Strange: Asahi headline about Fukushima rescuers wearing diapers — Other ‘personal’ details

  • Sickputer

    To possess a technology that dangerous shows the inherent insanity required to support and defend the use of it. Nuclear fission is a horrible weapon of war and they converted it into an equally horrible fuel for power production.

    There's no Off Switch for the damages already done to mankind, but the humans who defend it are certainly not exempt from being made obsolete (a gentle policy for what really deserves far more condemnation by future survivors).

    • Jay

      That was Then , now is back to normal , told you so , look at the next four years term compliments to 62.7 % japanese voters :

      Areva plans 1st nuclear fuel shipment to Japan since Fukushima

      By Marion Douet and Risa Maeda

      National Mar. 05, 2013 – 07:15AM JST ( 4 )

      French energy group Areva said Monday it was preparing to send nuclear fuel to Japan for the first time since the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, a sign of possible restarts of idled Japanese reactors.

      The shipment of mixed oxide fuel (MOX) is likely to be controversial in Japan, where public opposition to nuclear power and reactor restarts remains strong in the run-up to the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011 catastrophe.

      The fuel will be shipped out of the port of Cherbourg in northern France in early April, according to Greenpeace, an anti-nuclear group. Areva officials declined to comment on the timing …
      more ….

  • corium pudding corium pudding

    So what was the "protective sheet" on the inside of the vehicle used for? It is mentioned after discussion of the diapers. Strange.

  • Sickputer

    Probably lead sheets…these guys didn't have a budget for tungsten.

    • corium pudding corium pudding

      Okay, that makes sense. I thought it had something to do with the diapers because of the way the story flowed (No pun intended).

  • m a x l i

    Nuclear power and diapers are inseparable interlinked. Every time I read how necessary, economical or safe nuclear power is, I am wondering if the proponent is still wearing diapers or again wearing diapers.