Tepco admits it will run out of workers in 5 years unless a way is found to reduce radiation exposure (VIDEO)

Published: September 11th, 2012 at 1:38 am ET


Title: One and half years after Fukushima accident
Source: NHK WORLD English
Date: Sep. 10, 2012

“Tepco managers have had a tough time attracting workers. They say they will run out of help in 5 years unless they can find a way to reduce workers’ exposure to radiation.” -NHK Transcript

One and a half years have passed since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company has many problems to overcome before achieving its promise to decommission the crippled plant in about 40 years.


TEPCO also wonders if it can secure enough workers for the next 5 years. It said it will see a shortage of workers unless it finds ways for them to avoid exposure to radiation.

Watch the report here

Published: September 11th, 2012 at 1:38 am ET


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9 comments to Tepco admits it will run out of workers in 5 years unless a way is found to reduce radiation exposure (VIDEO)

  • Anonymouse

    The Good News:
    In this Industry,
    you will always be able to find a job!

    The Bad News:
    That's because people are dying or quitting faster than they can be replaced…

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Another of a myriad of impossible to solve problems brought on by nuclear power. Add it up, it's a total loser in every way imaginable.

  • richard richard

    i had done some rough calculations over here …


    and i still think they are roughly right.

    tepco will most likely run out of money to pay anyone enough to risk their lives.

    we are 18 months late in having busloads of workers arriving evey day. new workers every day. i guestimated 50,000 a year due to exposure levels. i'm no expert, but i can approximate will maths.

    run out of workers in 5 years? it already has run out of workers and probably the funds to pay them. oh wait, the japanese taxpayer can pay now, that's right. tepco have 'stepped aside' to the government.

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    And the world may run out of folks like us unless it finds a way to eliminate radiation exposure. Workers-Folks-Workers-Folks! lah de dah de dah!

    Blessings and Love!!!

  • m a x l i

    Don't worry! Tepco plus subcontractors found always a way to reduce radiation exposure… to the workers' dosimeters – by attaching lead covers, for instance. Without it they would have run out of workers 5 years ago.

  • pierre

    TEPCO, if you bail out and expect the taxpayer to pay, and future indebted slaves to pay, then you have a moral obligation to come clean with the truth.

    oops, sorry, I got a little carried away there. carry on.

    Carry On The Buses, Carry on Up The Keiber, Carry on Nukes. so funny.

  • Mack Mack

    Who are they trying to kid?

    They're already running out of workers.

    Only 10% of the workers are TEPCO employees.

    The other 90% are foreign, imported, contracted workers.