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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:48 PM
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$5,000 PER DAY offered to work in the Fukushima Nuclear plant
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 09:49 PM by Liberal_in_LA
They say the plant authorities are dangling cash carrots of up to US$5,000 (S$6,300) a day to act as "jumpers" - so called because they "jump" into highly radioactive areas to quickly perform a task before fleeing with minimal exposure, reported Reuters.

But even at those rates, many candidates are turning the workdown.

"My company offered me 200,000 yen (S$3,000) per day," one subcontractor in his 30s said.

"Ordinarily I'd consider that a dream job, but my wifewas in tears and stopped me, so I declined."

Similarly, Mr Ryuta Fujita, 27, told the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper he was offered US$5,000 to go into Reactor 2, but likewise declined.

"I hear that guys older than 50 are being hired at high pay,"MrFujita said.

"But I'm still young, and radiation scares me. I don't want to workin a nuclear plant again."

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A...

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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:54 PM
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1. send Charlie Sheen to work there n/t
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:14 PM
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6. Or, some execs from the next bank bailout. n/t
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yngdip Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:56 PM
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2. Dang...
Putting a price on life. There are no words.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:59 PM
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3. It's done all the time. Hazard pay.
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tahrir Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:06 PM
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11. a pittance at that considering what our masters earn
:'(
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:03 PM
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4. i`ve done a job as dangerous as that for 10 bucks an hour...
the only good thing about it was i would`t remember how i died.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:11 PM
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5. That's called being Fukushimaed.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:20 PM
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7. What happens if they don't get enough volunteers? nt
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:31 PM
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8. Then they start offering workers $10,000 a day?
I wonder if that comes with free medical coverage for the rest of your life?
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:58 PM
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9. When faced with that level of radiation how long do they expect to live
regardless of health care? If they were heavily radiated would they not also be risking their families? Even with that kind of money they have to find people who are both suicidal and altruistic.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:04 PM
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10. Depends on just how much radiation they absorb which depends on two things
How hot things are where they go and how long they stay there. The data exists regarding how much you can absorb in a given time and be safe. Those tables are all over the internet. The question is, is the company telling you the truth about how hot things are at given points in the plant. If I was sure they were and we could calculate the numbers correctly, I'd volunteer.
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:08 PM
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12. In the words of Han Solo:
What good is a reward if you're not around to spend it?
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