Title: Fukushima Faces Labor Shortages for Decontamination Work
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Jan. 28, 2013
The northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima faces severe labor shortages for decontamination work following the 2011 nuclear accident.
This is because of fears over radiation exposure and low pay. According to the labor ministry’s Fukushima Labor Bureau, only about 10 pct of some 1,800 jobs offered for decontamination work in the prefecture get filled.
“The decontamination work cannot last,” an official of a local contractor says. [...]
From earlier this month: Asahi: Almost entire city of 300,000 people has radiation levels high enough to get decontaminated by gov't
Published: January 29th, 2013 at 11:30 am ET
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