Report: Females age 18 and over wanted for work at destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant — “A job even women can do… it will last a very long time”

Published: March 24th, 2013 at 10:50 am ET


Title: A “Long-lasting” Job at 1F: Women 18-62 Wanted
Source: Fukushima Voice
Date: March 23, 2013

Excerpts from ad translation

A job opening at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: women accepted! […]

You can make money! We will let you make money! It’s a job even women can do.

This job will last a very long time. […]

Job location is Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP (1F) with low dose radiation (10-20 μSv)/day.

Job description is clean-up activity. […]

Age limit: under consideration, but will most likely be between age 18 and 62.

Full report here

See also: Girls are almost twice as vulnerable to the impact of radiation as same-aged boys

Published: March 24th, 2013 at 10:50 am ET


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43 comments to Report: Females age 18 and over wanted for work at destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant — “A job even women can do… it will last a very long time”

  • Proton


    • Eloquently put.

      The Japanese may have to keep some of their women in reserve for other purposes:

      The dangerous drift towards world war in Asia

      • We Not They Finally

        War. The ultimate diversion. Shinzo Abe is a monster. Yoichi Shimatsu (former editor of Japan Times, reports extensively on Fukushima) has written about Abe's direct role in bringing MOX fuel to Japan along with the Cheney cabal. But now it is war on us ALL, and Abe's own twisted vision of Japan has been key. By the way, Mr. Abe, you've doomed your own country FIRST. Nice going. Congratulations.

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      "…Urgently looking for someone with physical and mental strength…"

      Mental strength? TEPCO executives and politicians need not apply.

      "…it will last a very long time…”

      It will last them a lifetime. Whether that's a 'very long time' or not remains to be seen.

      "…Daily wage 16,000 yen (about $150) for an 8-hour day, no extra pay for danger…"

      The 'measuring' jobs they're advertising only pay 8,000 yen. So subtracting out the commute / lodging / meals, you could be hauling in maybe $15/hr for cleanup, $8/hr for measuring.

      "…Wage payment will be deposited into your bank account by the end of the following month…"

      So there's a good chance TEPCO won't need to pay you.

      "…Eligibility: No membership in yakuza or anti-social organization…"

      There's *always* a catch, isn't there? Nobody *in* the Yakuza is looking for a job – that's the point. Victims of the Yakuza are always welcome to apply. Whether they want to or not.

      "…No tattoo or missing finger…"

      Discrimination, plain and simple. Ridiculous because these signify Yakuza membership and, as stated above, they don't need jobs.

      "…Your own health insurance required…"

      Uh-oh… You're 'pay' just dropped to $5/hr – $10/hr, but who needs health insurance anyway? Just keep bad thoughts away to stay healthy.

      • Proton

        "So there's a good chance TEPCO won't need to pay you."

        aint that the truth

      • We Not They Finally

        I checked out "Full report here" for myself at bottom of the above article, because the quotes were so incredible, they sounded like a parody. But you got every word right! Like "YOUR OWN HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIRED"? Are they out of their freaking psychopathic minds?

    • You know sometimes when blogging and I cant think what to say, I just say exactly what I am thinking!

      Looks like you did that, and it is perfect.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade


  • weeman

    I bet your sister will not be working their

  • Au Au

    Fuku-Dai-ichi has gone from 152,000 n/Sv/hr to 175,000 n/Sv/hr in 11 days.

    March 13, 2013 at 0300 it was 152,000 n/Sv/hr

    March 24, 2013 at 2300 it is 175,000 n/Sv/hr

    Johnny Blade shared this link:

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    NO!..they women are busy worrying and caring for their children whose health is failing..helping their husbands in radiation contaminated fields.
    No!..they will soon to be searching for uncontaminated water..and food.
    And after TEPCO bankrupts..Japan.. they might see the day..they have to bury the dead with their own hands.
    LIKE IT ALWAYS IS!..because women..clean up after the endless madness..of male generated war.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      And…it is about war.
      Electricity but a by-product of the nuclear industry.
      It's always about war.
      After centuries on the planet..intelligence gets us no further than continuing to look for ways to tie the rock to the stick.
      Every military branch in the US..knows the people are being dosed by radiation.
      Endless numbers know that the basic liberties..that America is based on are being robbed from us…and they stand motionless…falling back on orders.
      Tin soldiers for eternity.

      Rocks on sticks..with technologies that could bring water to the desert.
      But no..Death is their master.

      March 18 2013

      New 2013 DARPA Building Real Life Terminators Military Robots

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Send them to work in the mines too. Uranium is good for everyone. Why not send in the kids as well?

    Uranium Mining and Enrichment – Nuclear Bomb -Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing

    • We Not They Finally

      Do you run that blog, AGreenRoad? It's a GREAT blog. We've learned a lot and everyone should read it.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years; via A Green Road

  • Arrogance!! makes me ashamed to be a male!
    there is a video too! grrr! F*&K you tecpooh!!

    10:39 PM CDT Mar 21, 2013

    …..”The radiation actually causes damage to the heart vessels,” said cardio-oncologist Dr. Catharine Malmsten of Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

    A recently published report in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at women who got radiation treatment in the 1990s and the effects on their heart now.

    “What they found is that if you had radiation exposure to the breast, you were more likely to develop heart disease,” Malmsten said,…

    ….”We know there’s going to be rays and fractions and radiation is going inside the body. We do know there’s a small percentage that will come in contact with my heart,” Childs said…..

  • Did anyone care to comment on the desperation factors involved in this article. It would be short sighted for us to not apprecieate the information to the extent that it deserves. When an industry makes a move such as this we need to questionvthe reasoning behind the action.

  • There is either a new spectrum of work being offered in a light industrial setting. Or a grave shortage of capable employees at the site (present time). If there is a shortage then we should also be questioning what fate and state of health the past employees are in. Being at one point staff was prevelant. So things are either getting much better on sote or far worse based on this article. The past employees health would be the ondiciting factor when deciding between the outcomes.

    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, there is "a grave shortage" of workers. A previous ENE News article said they could only hire 10% of what they wanted. Or maybe it's the "grave" part of the shortage that keeps people away. It's a quick trip to the grave.

  • Tacomagroove, Excelent observation. I would go with Desperation. They are appealing to underpaid women. They probably do have a shortage of workers due to limitations of exposure. Since they source temp workers I'm sure the worst health problems are hidden. Maybe secret records are kept of diseased workers but we'll never see it.

  • "This job will last a very long time. […]"

    It may last your entire life. Which could be considerably shortened by exposures to radiation.
    😉 (That's how my brain finished the sentence.)

  • Dogleg Dogleg

    Will exposure levels be lowered for women considering they are 2 times as sensitive to radation as men? I really doubt it.

  • pure water

    The whole IAEA was due to be there from day one. Who else? – everyone who said publicly things are just fine there. If each one of all these people had put just one spade of concrete, they could build a record breaking pyramid.

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Next they will start importing workers from other countries to do the work. Work must be done there and someone must do it but how well will workers be educated, informed and protected from radiation exposure? So far Japan is not doing everything it can to protect those who work in the nuclear industry. I would never recommend that anyone entrust their safety to the nuclear industry–in any country.

    • pcjensen

      they already started doing that last year, they were advertising in Brazil and via craigslist in Calif (Christina Consolo found the craigslist ad in, I think, Fresno, or Bakersfield?) for unskilled high school grads.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Only the ill-informed would go near a nuclear plant …radiation wrecks your cells.

    • snowwy snowwy

      TBP, the big picture is that if nobody goes there then all of us will have wrecked cells and faster than you can say "fallout".

      people are needed there, the thing needs to be managed somehow (i wish i had the answer how though and who)

      BUT people who work there should get EVERY conceivable help when (not if) they face issues due to their self sacrifice

  • snowwy snowwy

    the work has to be done, that much is clear but tepco needs to severely bleed for it…. guess why nuclear power is supposedly so cheap.

    it is because the tax payer foots the bill if things run less than smoothly.

    the job might last long but the workers without health insurance might not and who is going to keep the hazard payment?

    i smell a rat and i shall name it tepco

  • nedlifromvermont

    Got news for you TBG: even many well-informed people live very near NPP's … they don't have an easy way to move … or they got hoodwinked with the "We'll close this thing in forty years …" false promise which the bastards have now universally rescinded, so informed people living within the emergency planning zones are patsies, too!!!

    Safe nuclear power is the ultimate hoax. The excess profits helped grease the political skids … who really knows how many politicians sold their souls for this cruel hoax?

    Shut these dinosaurs down … they are bad for business.

    peace …

    • But wait, we can clean up some of the filth, so perhaps we're all just overreacting:

      Government's 'nuclear' find draws criticism from scientists
      Published: Sunday, Mar 24, 2013, 18:33 IST
      By Dilnaz Boga | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

      "The government says it has found “a pathbreaking step” in the disposal of radioactive wastes generated by nuclear power plants: Its scientists claim they can separate actinides, a toxic component in nuclear waste, and reduce its life from 20,000 years to about 300 years.

      But not everyone is convinced especially scientists from the Indian and the international community who 
are sceptical about the claim."

      "About the separation of actinides, Byrne, a world renowned Professor of University of Delaware in the United States, told DNA, “It would be very surprising indeed. These results are far from clear. I have not read the report. This is a complex matter and we need a lot of scientific data to indicate the positive results.”

      Dr Buddhi Subbarao, who has a PhD in nuclear technology from IIT, Mumbai and is an advocate of Supreme Court of India, concurred Byrne's view. “Nobody is there to verify these claims. There is no analysis here,” he said."

  • Planetary in Scope

    And, ladies, keep in mind: this disaster is "planetary in scope", and worse still, managed by men. (Sorry for the sexism, but the nuclear industry is largely run by psychotic and sociopathic male humans):

    Author, anti-nuclear activist: Fukushima disaster is not over

    Published: Friday, March 22, 2013

    “This catastrophe is planetary in scope,” Pineda said. “The magnitude of the accidents means that they will be with us for our lifetimes and those of our children, our children’s children and probably their children. This has become the condition of our planet, poisoning our air, soil, water and food.”

  • nedlifromvermont

    This rendering of women between the ages of 18 and 62 as mere commodities to absorb a specified radiation dose is very like the nuclear industry; which realized from the outset that 'some' would die of radiation induced cancers, leukemias, birth defects, etc., but rationalized it all away in favor of an elusive 'greater public good' from atomic energy: the greatest Hoax of all time: safe nuclear power.

    A relatively small number of industrialists with friends in key appointed positions (think investment banker Lewis Strauss as first Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission) managed to hoodwink the nation; with ample use of industrial propaganda and public relations campaigning.

    How can we continue the ridiculous sham of Price-Anderson accident liability caps for a private industry (Think 'Entergy' for Chrissakes) post-Fukushima???

    How stupid are we??

    We need no more bomb-grade plutonium.

    We need no more nuclear power.

    We don't have any good ideas for the reactor spent 'fuel' as it is.

    We don't even take the older shit out of the fuel pools with any regularity, 'cause no one in the nuclear industry likes to or needs to spend any money on real safety issues, anyway!

    The NRC is a cheap trick. Leave the shite in the pools, what "we" worry?

    Are we really this stupid, people?

    Is our system really this corrupt??

    Have we lost all interest to save some of what we have left?

    Go enenews and the 'newsers.

    Earth's last, best…

  • nedlifromvermont

    Earth's last best hope!


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "…Eligibility: No membership in yakuza or anti-social organization…"
    Ha..when it is the yakuza itself…that is the employer?

    There is a motion against the yakuza in Japan.
    The yakuza has a strangle hold on Japan..and has to be abolished..before it chokes the very life out of the land and people.

    Japan Finally Convicts Powerful Yakuza Boss
    March 22 2013

  • ftlt

    PU: The Telegraph is a far right wing rag… Not the best place to look for the truth


      agreed ftlt. But I have to say, I love the 'jiggly' stories. And what's life without an announcement of the latest space-alien baby…