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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:24 PM

Heroes: not sure what other word fits right now

In Post-Fukushima Japan, Civil Society Turns up Heat on Officials

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) - For the former industrial engineer Yastel Yamada, retirement does not mean he intends to sit back. Instead, the 73-year-old and about 700 other skilled seniors across Japan are eager to volunteer to tackle the most dangerous part of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant cleanup and spare a younger generation from the effects of extreme radiation.

Yamada and his army of radiation Samaritans are among a growing number of civil society groups across Japan that are taking measures to inform the public about the lingering dangers of radiation and advocate for a stronger government response to the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

By the time we develop cancer, we will be dead anyways, Yamada told IPS, following a recent tour through the United States to promote the efforts of his organisation, the Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima (SVCF), to gain access to the site.

One of SVCFs goals has been to build international political pressure to force the Japanese government to take charge of the disaster and bring global experts into the plant recovery process, which will take an estimated 20 years of ongoing cleanup and monitoring for up to 40.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/in-post-fukushima-japan-civil-society-turns-up-heat-on-officials/

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Reply Heroes: not sure what other word fits right now (Original post)
The Straight Story Nov 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #1
niyad Nov 2012 #2
Ohio Joe Nov 2012 #3
JNelson6563 Nov 2012 #4
The Straight Story Nov 2012 #5
The Straight Story Nov 2012 #6

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. Heroes describes

them perfectly.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:42 PM

2. the word fits

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:44 PM

3. Wow...

I don't know what to say...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:01 PM

4. Older, wiser

and pretty damn selfless.

I would go so far as to say Awe-inspiring.

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:54 PM

5. Very Awe-Inspiring (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:11 AM

6. Kicking for the day crew (nt)

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