NHK Documentary: Recently deteriorating working conditions at Fukushima plant causing workers to quit — Company hasn’t been able to recruit a single employee (VIDEO)

Published: November 13th, 2012 at 2:19 am ET


Title: WANTED: Workers for Fukushima Decommission
Source: NHK
Uploaded by: MissingSky101
Date: Nov 12, 2012

At ~11:30 in

NHK Narrator: This company that manages and maintains nuclear plant instruments hasn’t been able to recruit a single worker for the plant since the accident.

Yukiteru Naka, Chairman: If nothing changes there will be no young workers at the plant in future. I think that’s very clear.


NHK Reporter: Many workers in areas with high radiation levels are quitting. They have to leave in around 3 months when their level of exposure is at the safety limit.

Recently deteriorating working conditions are also making others leave.

Published: November 13th, 2012 at 2:19 am ET


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14 comments to NHK Documentary: Recently deteriorating working conditions at Fukushima plant causing workers to quit — Company hasn’t been able to recruit a single employee (VIDEO)

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    the workers are probably all getting sick and/or dying!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Probably won't be a single person willing to get near that nuclear nightmare.

  • amberlight amberlight

    "Yukiteru Naka, Chairman: If nothing changes there will be no young workers at the plant in future. I think that’s very clear."

    What's very clear, Yukiteru-san, is that the criminals who profited for years from this suicidal enterprise and their government crony enablers should get their bloated asses to Fukushima to personally work on cleaning up the mess instead of throwing more innocent young workers onto the funeral pyre!

  • Sickputer

    The reduction of the labor pool (actually a disappearance) is a cultural and intellectual trend that doesn't promise to get any better for nucleocrats and eventually in America will encompass also the fracking labor pool. News of dangers from toxins travels fast in higher developed nations.

    The iPad generation is more radiation-savvy than the ill-informed conscript workers of 1986 Ukraine. The wages at Daiichi are nowhere near any level that attracts suicide workers, especially younger workers. Wages will have to triple before they can get any interest. I suspect there may be enormous interest in soliciting foreign Indochina workers to come into Japan. Watch for a huge expansion in that area.

  • weeman

    No wonder you can not get workers, no one is going to apply unless you rotate the staff, you can not expect a worker to stay at the plant untill rad levels exceed standard that have already been elevated.
    You are going to have to expose thousands of people to high levels of radiation just to clean the site, never mind the amount of people to build coffer dam and entombment etc.
    30 minutes of work reduces your life by 30 days?, what price do you put on 30 days of your life, it will be required and never will so many owe the gratitude of so few, worldwide.
    Get crackin the egg is dying.

  • weeman

    The powers to be know that the highly trained nuclear engineers etc at the plant will soon if not already exceeded their dose of radiation, you would have thought that the universities etc would be training new ones but they are not, we need these specialized workers and they need replacement now, you have to be pro active

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      And what young graduate nuke engineer is going to go work at Fukushima in, as they stated, "deteriorating conditions" This is a global issue and I hope…

  • patb2009

    The Russians sent in 50,000 workers and got chernobyl shut in.

    3,000 workers is far too few.

    if the Japanese government tosses in, it will be closer to a trillion then a few billion.

  • jec jec

    Do you think TEPCO "gets it" about post work health? When they refuse any medical care for those such as the head of Fukushima plants who comes down with Cancer? when Japans government denies workmans compensation for cancer in nuclear plant workers..due to the manipulation of dosimeter badges to hide radiation exposure. Gee..why would a person want to work for TEPCO for all of a few weeks..get radiated to a level that insures cancer. A cancer none will provide medical care or disablity for????? Just saying…smart people will not..
    The lied to, uninformed, or forced labor employees will be all that can be used..

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    I don't think TEPCO "get's it" at all. One of those folks interviewed was the same guy who said they never thought about weeds blocking the pipes! They all have their heads in the sand. They don't want to face the horror of it…I'm sure it must seem so very overwhelming to most of them — if you can get any of them to face it privately even. Seems like they are all doing the yes-sir-yes-sir, three bags full dance. And I can't believe they are not even willing to do the decent thing of paying for the medical bills. Word is going to start getting out (if it hasn't already) when former employees die off — and no one will agree to work there at all. They will be looking for those very poor foreign workers, but I donno. People will be learning more and's going to be a very difficult battle. I think they will be pressured in time to at least cover the medical expenses. All of Japan is doomed!

  • arclight arclight

    SOUTEIGAI: BEYOND IMAGINATION -Feature on Fukushima -Audio
    21 OCTOBER 2012
    ‘Souteigai’ or ‘beyond imagination’, said the Japanese government spokesman when the tsunami waves rolled across a 300-kilometre-long strip of coastline. ‘Souteigai’ was also the word used in self-justification by nuclear plant owner TEPCO in reference to the meltdown at Fukushima. And ‘Souteigai’ was the thought on people’s minds as they were forced to watch the black water rolling over houses and people and flattening everything – and on the minds of the 80,000 evacuees who lost their homes because of Fukushima.

  • arclight arclight

    my favourite fukushima blogger has been posting again.. heres her latest

    One Year Eight Months On -fukushima blog -Anne Kaneko
    Fukushima blogger -recommend
    Posted by Anne Kaneko

    Wednesday, 14 November 2012
    Hi folks

    You’d think people would be saying ‘about a year and a half ago’ but, no, the date, the 11th of every month is marked solemnly and everyone knows that it is one year and precisely eight months since the disaster. People mark the day with prayers and we’re told on the news that the search parties have been out again. There are still 2,700 people missing in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Again, nothing found and a bit pointless after all this time but it’s important to be seen not to give up looking.