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Japan's Nuclear Sacrafice (C)

Various reports indicate that the ethic of self-sacrifice is being consciously and fatalistically embraced by workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. NPR reports that relatives of the workers remaining at the facility say they have learned that the workers fully expect to die. The mother of one worker, according to a Fox News piece cited by NPR, told her: “They have accepted they will all probably die from radiation sickness in the short term or cancer in the long term

My comment on the topic....

Japan has a history of self sacrafice in their culture.  It is commendable to sacrafice yourself for the benefit of others however; Sometimes I wonder if the Japanese government expects this of their people and does not completely look into safer alternatives that would not expose their workers to such conditions.


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