Tepco: Send us people who don’t mind dying (VIDEO)

Published: December 15th, 2011 at 3:29 pm ET


Title: Ex-Fukushima Plant Worker Press Conference
Uploaded by: MrJapanjp
Uploaded: Dec 14, 2011
Speaker: Tomohiko Suzuki, Ex-Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Worker, Press Conference

At 19:30 in

Immediately after the first hydrogen explosion, Tepco gave out a request to all of these labor dispatching companies and they said ‘send us people who don’t mind dying’.


Mission accomplished and the list of the missing nuclear workers, Fukushima Diary, Dec 15, 2011:


  • There are 840 “missing” workers officially
  • Tepco is trying to look like they are looking for them
  • They published a list of 13 of them for some reason
  • Tepco says they want to know the internal exposure dose of them
  • Tepco announced they even visited the registered addresses of them but they couldn’t find
  • The 13 workers were in the plant from March to June at least

See also:

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More from Suzuki:

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<a target=”_blank” href=”http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/12/mission-accomplished-and-the-list-of-the-missing-nuclear-workers/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=mission-accomplished-and-the-list-of-the-missing-nuclear-workers”>Mission accomplished and the list of the missing nuclear workers | Fukushima Diary</a>

<ul><li>There are 840 “missing” workers officially</li><li>Tepco is trying to look like they are looking for them</li><li>They published a list of 13 of them for some reason</li><li>Tepco says they want to know the internal exposure dose of them</li><li>Tepco announced they even visited the registered addresses of them but they couldn’t find</li><li>The 13 workers were in the plant from March to June at least</li></ul>

Published: December 15th, 2011 at 3:29 pm ET


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34 comments to Tepco: Send us people who don’t mind dying (VIDEO)

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    Well, that’s ridiculous. TEPCO will kill us anyway.

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Send us your old, your dying, your sick…

    Sorry to bring up OT here, but did anyone else see the premature dawn on the JNN camera a few hours ago that is now replaced by a more time-appropriate night view? I’m really questioning that camera….

  • Bones Bones

    If they really cared, Tepco or the Gov’t would be able to find these people. You would assume that if someone wanted to put their lives on the line working at the plant those people would really want that pay check. You can talk to the banks and follow the money trail of these workers. ATM withdrawals would be a great place to start. There is clearly evidence of large numbers of deaths and subsequent coverups. Now where are they hiding the dead bodies? Sad they don’t tell the truth as these workers are the true heroes of this crisis.

  • Ken31ONCA

    hopefully some of them got away and thier stories will come out soon on how they were treated and what happened to the rest of them. tepco is about as usefull as BP and Halliburton. It seems like they are dragging it on and not giving the people any proper training at all. They are sadly gonna suffer cause they didnt know what they were getting into. not alot of common sence in the world anymore.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Dear TEPCO,

    Could you first please post a little video of the Reactor 4 spent fuel pool? The cranes have been busy over there, anyway. Thanks ever so much.

    Happy 2012!

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    Any news from Mochizuki’s Fukushima Diary recently? Perhaps the workers could give us a better picture of where their fellow workers vanished and what the time frame was. Then we can see if there has been any foul play by TEPCO disposing of “unknown” workers in undisclosed locations. The public has a right to know the names of every single person working at that plant considering we rely on them for shutting down the worst nuclear disaster EVER. TEPCO.gov better get their records straight fast before we find out for ourselves and make it viral.

  • there is an article in germany on n-tv about a journalist who wrote a book about yakuza getting “people with debts” (dunno the english word) to work in fukushima

    Tomohiko Suzuki is the name of the journalist

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      I had posted this under the discussion thread for the wee.
      Mob involved in Fukushima clean-up: Japan reporter

      “Suzuki says yakuza groups have long sent debtors to nuclear power plants as workers as a way of paying off loans made at sky-high rates, adding the practice ‘will continue to occur’.,,,

      “’(TEPCO) was pushing for sloppy construction as it has been in a hurry to achieve cold shutdown as quickly as possible,’ it said….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Google translation of your article:

      Debtor is to start working? Yakuza mixed in with Fukushima

      “The accusation sounds alarming: The Japanese mafia is said to have sent borrowers to clean up the wrecked nuclear power plant in Fukushima. That said, a Japanese journalist. The government, meanwhile, wants to preach, according to media reports, the controlled shutdown of all reactors of Fukushima.

      “A Japanese journalist with the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia has accused of being involved in the cleanup effort in nuclear power plant in Fukushima crashed. The criminal groups took care of it, to find workers for the cleanup of the contaminated reactors, said Tomohiko Suzuki, who has written about his research into a book Fukushima. Accordingly, the Yakuza debtor sends a worker into the reactors. They should be paid their arrears….”

      • This sounds like Cantor’s anomaly. All of a feather, Tepco, and the mafia and all others who are keeping nukes running and constructing and planning more.The barber must shave only those who cannot shave themselves. But who will shave the barber? The 99 percent….

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    ‘send us people who don’t mind dying’

    In the circumstances, that was a reasonable and even honorable thing for TEPCO to do, wasn’t it?

    I can imagine that noble sentiment being changed by middlemen into something like “Hey, sucker-san, I’ve got a great job for you today – some slight risk but lots of money – a little oopsie for you to clean up over at the nuke plant”.

    There will be heroes, villains, victims and onlookers galore by the time this story makes it to Hollywood.

    Meanwhile, the main thing (in my opinion) is what happens next, rather than what has happened so far. The former might be under humanity’s collective control, while the latter certainly is not (although of course the spin is).

    PS: I’m not in the habit of defending TEPCO, but they must do some things right – even a blind pig finds a truffle now and then.

    • the yeoman the yeoman

      “what happens next…under humanity’s collective control…sigh…if only. You weaver of dreams. But I am just a servant, I fear I don’t qualify. Humanity-wise.

      You understand Yakuza is in charge of HR, including retirement.
      How does that make you feel.

  • Caveat Emptor

    Some of the items covered…

    – All nuclear power plants built in Japan rest on a foundation of injustice or unfairness:

    a. Workers play dosimeter games:

    ~Just don’t use the dosimeter.
    ~Turning the dosimeter to gain an additional 10 minutes to work.
    ~The dosimeter placed in the sock gains an additional 30 minutes.

    This is very Japanese:
    TEPCO does not instruct workers to do this.
    The only way to achieve work processes and objectives is to cheat.
    Otherwise work objectives could not be realized.
    TEPCO is aware of this.
    Negativity from a worker would likely result in firing.
    Work is completed. “Liability” is transferred to the worker.

    b. The ability to track down workers that worked at the plant in March and April – there isn’t one.
    The request to conduct health examinations at such a late date on workers which can’t be found appears meaningless.
    Subcontractors whose livelihoods are intertwined with TEPCO are basically pressured to manufacture false results to TEPCO. TEPCO is aware of this. Work is completed. “Liability” is transferred.

    c. People from Hitachi and Toshiba have many good technical ideas. There are lights of hope.

    TEPCO and the Government have given the impression that the crisis is under control.

    Most Japanese people are now under the impression the crisis is winding down.

    The budget for dealing with the accident has thus been drastically reduced.

    These good ideas cannot now be funded.

  • “There are 840 “missing” workers officially
    Tepco is trying to look like they are looking for them”

    Does anyone remember reading a story about a hospital near Fukushima that had a cold storage room full of dead bodies, and they were worried about what to do with them, because they were all radioactive, and the room was just about full?

    Other stories talk about ambulances going to Fukushima multiple times a day, hauling off dead bodies.

    Then we have the story about the former worker saying they fudged the radiation all of the time, in all kinds of ways…

    Then add the stuff about mafia sending people to pay off debts, and company wanting people who did not mind dying, and what do you get?

    If you put all of this together, and it does not look good.

    Anyone have links for all of the above.. I think they were all here on Enenews..

  • bmurr bmurr

    I am convinced that people are not being tested for exposure for health reasons, but rather, people working here are being scanned to ensure no one is smuggle radioactive materials out.

    • HamburgGeiger

      No need for that. Those radioactive materials lie around in at least several miles around the plant. Why steal them?

  • Nigwil

    Its all quite bizarre isnt it??

    At Chernobyl the Soviets sent in hundreds of thousands of workers with each exposed to a solid but viable dose for in some cases less than a minute of work. And they did a reasonable job too of clearing out the population from fallout exposure areas at levels like much of northern Japan has not received.

    The workers got their medal and left. So there was clear and practical respect for life of both workers and the general population by the Soviets.

    Yet in Japan there is absolutely no semblance of respect for life at all. All the bowing and scraping, the polite Japanese way, their reputation for precision, for respect for and from authority is shown to be an empty fraud. The poor people, workers and population, are being treated to horrible exposure from Fukushima without any sign of the awareness of the hazard and care for workers and people the Soviets showed.

    Annoyingly for the rest of the world they are also simply sending their radioactive waste in the direction of Away. Away in the air and Away in the oceans. Its not just Tepco, its the Japanese government that is allowing this to happen.

    Unfortunately the rest of us live in the place called Away and we don’t like what Japan is doing to us. The sooner the governments of the rest of the world tell Japan that, the better.

    I understand that in Tokyo today, the wind is blowing from the north; from Fukushima. Maybe the funny smell and metallic taste in the air will wake them up a bit. I hope so.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      The Soviets had no free society. The workers went in because they had absolutely no choice.

      • In a truly free society there would never have been such a tech adopted, or even such a society as cruel as the modern…The bottom line should have been all life must live in health happily for ever….and then the free society would have reigned keeping this bottom line in mind…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      They are put radioactivity because the surrounding countries including the US are complicit. The US is not standing up for its population. As long as the US has nuclear energy they also have no respect for life. The Russians are also still using nuclear energy and spreading that technology to other countries. Also no respect for life.

    • the yeoman the yeoman

      interesting comparsion
      Soviets vs Japan

      Nigwil, if I may be so bold, point out that Communism vs Neo-liberalism is a warmer more cozy fit 😉

  • Nigwil

    typo japan has NOW received…

  • unspokenhermit

    Whatever the situation is many people will be ready for volunteering if they have clear and exact ideas on the happenings. TEPCO must take proper initiative so that information can be readily available.

    I recently discovered the following dispersion model, which someone had linked to Berkeley’s discussion page. It uses TEPCO emission data to model possible dispersion patterns for Neptunium and Plutonium



    If this model is accurate, it is very disturbing. Where are all of the so-called experts who claimed these elements were too heavy to travel far from the plant site?

  • @the yeoman: How truly magnificent and bewitching- that for a free society!
    Here’s my riposte: