Fukushima: First photojournalist inside plant captures daily life of cleanup workers


3 Responses to “Fukushima: First photojournalist inside plant captures daily life of cleanup workers”

  1. tp1024 says:

    Within 6 hours in the plant, he was exposed to 60 microsievert – an average of 10 microsievert per hour. (see comment on the center right picture of the lower line) That’s a huge difference to the horror stories of the usual reporting.

    On the other hand, it is stunning to read that worker’s are not told what the point of what they are doing is and suggestions for improvement are not being heard. While this is unfortunately not too unusual in and of itself, it is just horrible judgement in this situation.

  2. John says:

    Another plus for digital photography — high levels of radiation won’t fog your film.

  3. jtegnell says:

    tp1024: they want to keep people in the dark so that they can control the information. If nobody knows why or what they are doing, and have not even a clue what other people are doing, nobody will be able to connect the dots.

    And they’ve achieved their goal. There is basically no public outcry here. Nobody seems interested in finding out the gravity of the situation, and nobody seems interested in pushing the government to be proactive instead of constantly CYA reactive.

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