Homeless Employed To Clean Up Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
It has been learned that, to mitigate the consequences of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, many homeless people were used. They worked quite often with no protection from radiation and even without pay.
A Russia Today TV correspondent spoke with a young man who had worked to “clean up” the Fukushima power plant and who did not identify himself.
“We were given no insurance for health risks, no radiation meters even,” the young man says. “We were treated like nothing, like disposable people. They promised things and then kicked us out when we received a large radiation doze.”
Some of the workers came voluntarily but others just had no other job to earn their living. Many were not warned about the dangers of radiation or received only about a third of the promised pay or, no pay at all.
It has also been discovered that many of these homeless people were brought to the Fukushima power plant by the Japanese mafia, known as Yakuza, and other criminal organizations.
World News Homeless in Japan hired to clean up Fukushima nuclear radiation
Published on Dec 31, 2013
People living rough in Japan are providing contractors in Japan’s nuclear disaster zone with an opportunity.
Three years ago, a massive earthquake set off multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Today, the radiation clean up is behind schedule.
The men in Sendai Station are potential labourers that can be dispatched for a bounty of around 70 euros a head.
Shizuya Nishiyama says he’s scrubbed down radioactive hotspots in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant twice:
“We’re an easy target for recruiters,” said the 57-year-old homeless man. “We turn up here with all our bags, wheeling them around and around the station and we’re easy to spot. Then they say to us: ‘are you looking for work? Are you hungry?’ And if we haven’t eaten anything, they then offer to find us a job,” said Nishiyama.
Baptist pastor and leader of homeless support group, ‘Sendai Night Party Group’, Yasuhiro Aoki commented:
“Without any information about potential dangers, many homeless people are just put into dormitories — and the fees for lodging and food automatically deducted from their wages. Then, at the end of the month, they’re left with no pay at all,” he said.
Japan hires homeless to clean up Fukushima nuclear waste
Published on Jan 2, 2014
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