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    SUICIDE MISSION: Hero nuke workers risk 'death sentence?

    THE 180 workers bravely battling to avert the Japanese nuclear crisis are being hailed as the heroes in the stricken nation. The men, known as the Fukushima 50, because that it the maximum number working during any one shift, risk death from massive radiation poisoning as they struggle to contain the crisis.
    In heart-breaking emails and texts, they have said goodbye to their families as the radiation levels at the Fukushima plant rise to dangerous levels.

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    Re: Japan - TEPCO workers exposed to radiation beyond limit

    TEPCO workers exposed to radiation beyond limit

    Saturday, March 19, 2011 08:04 +0900 (JST)
    The company had set a radiation limit of up to 100 milli-sieverts exposure for each shift of emergency work at the nuclear facility.

    But many workers engaged in cooling down the reactors after the quake were exposed to more than 100 milli-sieverts.
    The Japanese Health Ministry has already increased the limit to 250 milli-sieverts.

    The electric company says it is doing its best to protect workers' health. It says it will not send any worker exposed to more than 100 milli-sieverts to another round of work at the reactors.


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      Re: SUICIDE MISSION: Hero nuke workers risk 'death sentence?

      Relief Fund for Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Workers - American Nuclear Society

      Japan Relief Fund

      ANS has established a Japan Relief Fund to help our friends, colleagues, and their families in Japan who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The beneficiaries of this fund will be determined by the ANS and sister organizations in Japan. We'll work to be sure the fund benefits the nuclear power plant employees and their families. Your contributions may be made using the Online Donation Form. Questions about the fund may be directed to the ANS Controller, Christian Krapp or Manager of Outreach, Sharon Kerrick.

      The American Nuclear Society is a 501(c)3 organization under IRS guidelines. Donations to ANS are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor.

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        Re: Japan's Nuclear Rescuers: 'Inevitable Some of Them May Die Within Weeks'

        Japan's Nuclear Rescuers: 'Inevitable Some of Them May Die Within Weeks'

        By Dominic Di-Natale
        Published March 31, 2011

        AP Photo

        March 14: A Red Cross rescue worker, in red, is scanned for signs of radiation upon returning from Fukushima to his hospital in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture.

        Workers at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they expect to die from radiation sickness as a result of their efforts to bring the reactors under control, the mother of one of the men tells Fox News.
        The so-called Fukushima 50, the team of brave plant workers struggling to prevent a meltdown to four reactors critically damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, are being repeatedly exposed to dangerously high radioactive levels as they attempt to bring vital cooling systems back online.

        Speaking tearfully through an interpreter by phone, the mother of a 32-year-old worker said: ?My son and his colleagues have discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary to save the nation.
        ?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 woman spoke to Fox News on the condition of anonymity because, she said, plant workers had been asked by management not to communicate with the media or share details with family members in order to minimize public panic.