Workers at Japan's severely damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant believe they will likely die from the radiation exposure they have endured while trying to keep the nuclear reactors from melting down, the mother of one of the workers told Fox News.
"He told me they have accepted they will all probably die from radiation sickness in the short term or cancer in the long-term," the mother of a 32-year-old worker said through a translator. She asked to remain anonymous because the plant workers and their families have been told not to speak to the media.
A group of workers, dubbed the "Fukushima 50" have remained at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged site despite dangerous levels of radiation in the air and water there. They have "discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary to save the nation," the woman said.
It seems like we are comparing these guys to the military personnel at war. It's tough to compare as you would hope as a military guy that you will survive. These guys know they will most likely die as a result of trying to save others.
Their schedule is absolutely ridiculous. 12+ hour days with 2 meals/day (consisting of very little substance), sleeping on blankets on the floor... And they know they're likely to die as soon as weeks to rad poisoning to years from cancer...yet they remain behind, trying to stave off a meltdown. Truly a brave lot...
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