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Atomic mafia: Yakuza ‘cleans up’ Fukushima, neglects basic workers' rights

20.11.2013 07:49

Homeless men employed cleaning up the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, including those brought in by Japan's yakuza gangsters, were not aware of the health risks they were taking and say their bosses treated them like “disposable people.”

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Matti Aladin 13.02.2014 19:13

Nuclear industry is mafia driven in Europe too...This is a global problem. What does a land of robots, well the software in memory does not stand so much radiation....


Roger Birosel 31.12.2013 06:33

Just as Japan PM Abe falsely claimed Fukushima nuclear pollution is under control in order to get next Olympics bak to Japan, the govt and corporation TEPCO got their partner Yakuza to shanghai decrepit, dying, old homeless, familyless old "workers" to "clean up" Fukushima pollution "under control: of abused, old men!


Anonymous Anon 30.12.2013 13:15

People start checking your fish NOW that you buy. Also this sickens me to know how inconsiderate these greedy filthy pigs who are responsible for this and those who should be doing a better job fixing their problem. START THINKING BEFORE YOU BUY FISH IF YOU ARE SMART YOU WILL LISTEN.


Jean-Marc Bolduc 22.11.2013 15:39

Don't know witch way to look at It Yakuza efforts bring In badly needed workers or Yakuza filling pockets with money needed for clean up of site and safety of planet.


Steven Goodwin 21.11.2013 22:55

This is ugly no matter how you look at it. 3 reactors that have 'melted down', 300 TONS (9375 ft^3 / 75000 Gal) of contaminated water leaking daily, 1500 fuel rods left to get out of #4 area ..... and who knows WHAT other surprises (TEPCO silence) are in store ... I would have to say that the days of sitting back at a distance and quietly watching TEPCO/JGov handle it have passed ....... the International Community needs to get involved, there is TOO MUCH AT STAKE around the Pacific Rim. I wonder if container ships are picking up contaminated ballast water crossing the Pacific and dumping in US ports .. ?


Penelope Pancreas 21.11.2013 05:14

All TEPCO does is lie lie lie. TEPCO's too big lies in this story:
"Suz uki published details of what he says is solid evidence, but Tokyo Electric Power Company officials strenuously deny that any mistreatment or organized crime involvement is taking place."

"We are doing everything to ensure that our workers operate in safe conditions. We also deal harshly with law-violating subcontractors," ; TEPCO spokesman Yoshimi Hitosug said.


Jshdajhd Sdjhskadhqw 21.11.2013 03:06

This would takes over 10,000 years to do something there, *NOT* 40 years. They keep lying. Btw, there is no solutions for Fukushima anymore, is already too late.


Armagreggon 20.11.2013 21:19

SourceKnown! 20.11.2013 18:12

We can point the finger all that we want, however the worlds best and brightest should be trying very hard to find ways to get rid of this nuclear waste that is let's face it everywhere!


nobody knows what to do! all this talk is always of reactor 4, the most damaged, structurally, but not nuclearly. reactors 1-3 are far worse off and the fuel is already moletn and no one is sure quite how far it's melted down.

all they ever did at Chernobly was put a giant lid over the reactor. the molten fuel is still there.

and climate change is over-estimated.


Juan Angel Trigo 20.11.2013 20:07

Disposable people, unpaid work, is not acceptable, horrendous!


Clovis 20.11.2013 19:17

Ahhh nuclear, good clean energy! Remember that slogan?


Jonathan Ellins 20.11.2013 19:10

If Japan doesn't lower it's monumental pride, and let others help, they might suffer a REAL catastrophy.

Then what of their pride?


Suzuki Hiroshi 20.11.2013 18:47

8 Signs that Fukushima Radiation is Blasting the Oceans and U.S.
November 20, 2013 Prison Planet
1. Tuna caught off the coast of California are contaminated with radiation.
3. Sockeye salmon populations at historic lows.
4. Radiation off West coast is expected to double in coming years.
5. Fish imported from Japan is already contaminated.
6. Radioactive plume expected to reach U.S. coastal waters soon.
7. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline.
8. We could see very high levels of cancer along the West coast due to contaminated fish consumption.


alotta fagina 20.11.2013 18:41

Wait until someone gets caught selling something from here


Timothy 20.11.2013 18:20

As if the situation were not bad enough... now we hear that mentally impaired homeless men are being shanghaied into suicide brigades. This does not inspire confidence as these guy's are basically the impromptu "bomb squad" tasked with disarming the world's biggest nuclear bomb, which is frighteningly unstable to begin with, subject to spontaneous criticality.

The lack of an international expert team all over this seems to suggest that the situation is truly hopeless and no one wants to be responsible when/if this thing goes "boom" and releases the radiation dose to terminate all life on this planet.


SourceKnown! 20.11.2013 18:12

The entire world is under estimating the scale of this problem, a bit like climate change.

The Yakuza like so many other cultures these days are simply trying to survive.

We can point the finger all that we want, however the worlds best and brightest should be trying very hard to find ways to get rid of this nuclear waste that is let's face it everywhere!

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