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    Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    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.







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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Very sad. I hope they don't and can recover to lead normal lives. These people deserve international honors at the end of this regardless of the outcome.




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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Agreed. They are giving everything to save others. Heroes in my opinion.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Very sad. These people working on this situation are indeed heros IMO.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.
    -John 15:13



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Very sad. I hope they don't and can recover to lead normal lives. These people deserve international honors at the end of this regardless of the outcome.
    the honor they receive from their home country is all they care for, i believe. very honorable people.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    It is a whole different mentality there. It is first and foremost protect the nation no matter what. I could use a little of this here.
    God bless them and what they are doing.


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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    I hope that the owners and the Japanese government make sure that any family is well taken care of.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    These guys have balls for miles. Amazing what they have done.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Very sad. I hope they don't and can recover to lead normal lives. These people deserve international honors at the end of this regardless of the outcome.

    Well said and this is an international issue. There will be a move based on this event in the next 5 years.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Quote Originally Posted by mac4cy View Post
    It is a whole different mentality there. It is first and foremost protect the nation no matter what. I could use a little of this here.
    God bless them and what they are doing.
    We could also take pointers on how they go about that.
    Would one find a Toby Keith over there?



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Very sad. These people working on this situation are indeed heros IMO.
    These guys are the definition of heros. They are giving up their health, and most likely their lives to prevent a nuclear holocaust.


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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    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.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    Heroic to say the least.



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    Re: Fukushima Workers Expect to Die

    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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