Elderly Japanese Volunteering to Work the Fukushima Cleanup

via BBC News – Japan pensioners volunteer to tackle nuclear crisis.

Yasutera Yamada is assembling a group of retired engineers and others to volunteer to continue the cleanup at Fukushima Diaichi.

He reasons that at 72,  natural causes would take him before the risk of cancer from exposure to radiation would make any difference, and that this is good reason for skilled elderly individuals to take over the job.

Per Yamada-san :  “We are not kamikaze. The kamikaze were something strange, no risk management there. They were going to die. But we are going to come back. We have to work but never die.”