NHK: 17-year-old boy employed at Fukushima Daiichi — Worked to repair Reactor No. 2 turbine building (VIDEO)

Published: May 8th, 2012 at 1:37 pm ET


TEPCO admits at least one underage subcontractor worked at Fukushima Daiichi in April 2011
May 8, 2012

TEPCO announced that a 17 year old boy had been working in Fukushima in early April 2011, a violation of the nation’s Labor Standards Law, the JiJi Press reports.

According to TEPCO, the boy engaged in work to create a hole in the outer wall of the Unit 2 turbine building, as a subcontractor of the Kajima Corporation.

It is reported that he had received nearly 2 mSv radiation dose during his time spent working at TEPCO. […]

h/t Anonymous tip

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Published: May 8th, 2012 at 1:37 pm ET


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6 comments to NHK: 17-year-old boy employed at Fukushima Daiichi — Worked to repair Reactor No. 2 turbine building (VIDEO)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Wouldn't have been dosed if he worked on solar or wind farm. Stop ruining the planet. Outlaw radiation plants.

  • What-About-The-Kids

    What were they thinking??? I hope this boy, being young, is somehow able to fend off any cellular damage caused by such exposure…

    Genius children's book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away today at the age of 83, due to complications from a stroke. Perhaps another example of a stroke in the elderly we've seen a lot of this past year caused by exposure to Fuku fallout?

    Anyway, a quote from Mr. Sendak which seems somehow fitting here, appropos to the entire nuclear cabal:

    "You can't get rid of evil. We can't, and I feel that so intensely. All the idiots that keep coming into the world and wrecking people's lives. And it is such an abundance of idiocy that you lose courage, okay? That you lose hope — I don't want to lose hope." (Interview: Maurice Sendak, NOW with Bill Moyers, 2004)

    Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak, and may this boy in the article here be spared the fate of the countless poor children around the world who have suffered or died due to exposure to needless man-made radiation.


  • Grampybone Grampybone

    The young went to work at the nuclear "clean-up camp" and took a piece of it home with him. The decent into madness has just begun for all those who have been exposed to radiation for over 9 months. The density/concentration levels interaction with environment and "sky shine" are all phenomenon that are all new to Fukushima. There has never been these kinds of concentrations ever discovered in any environment. They honestly think SPF4 will be cleaned up in 40 years? That's utter madness and they know it. After shocks are still going strong as well as new nuclear phenomenon in the melted cores. If the quake's don't get us the first hydrogen spark lit under the containment will be an explosion of biblical proportions. SPF 4 is just the start to a nuclear fireworks festival seen for billions of years.

  • nohobear nohobear

    I was going to say it's criminal to expose 17 year old children to that kind of onsite radiation, but then apparently the nuke industry in Japan is in bed with the Yakuza, so, no surprise.

    It's getting harder and harder to look at young people, and not feel overwhelmed by sadness at what kind of a world they are inheriting. I hope the resiliency and optimism of youth will allow the next generation coming up to overcome the challenges that lie ahead to survive and thrive in a badly polluted world.

  • andii

    In Japan, it is illegal to employ an underage (under 18) worker at NPP but the boy purposely (?) gave false dob (a year older) to the contracting company so they apparently didn't know. Well that's the story if anyone wants to believe or not anyway.