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Letters From Fukushima: Tepco Worker Emails - Japan Real Time - WSJ

As you know, most of the workers at 1F and 2F (Note -- possible reference to Fukushima Plant No. 2, or Daini) are local residents and victims of the quake. There are many workers whose houses were washed away.

I myself have had to stay in the disaster measurement headquarters the entire time ever since the earthquake occurred, and have been fighting alongside my colleagues without any sleep or rest. Personally, my entire hometown, Namie-machi, which is located along the coast, was washed away by the tsunami. My parents were washed away by the tsunami and I still don't know where they are. Normally I would rush to their house as soon as I could. But I can't even enter the area because it is under an evacuation order. The Self-Defense Forces are not conducting a search there. I'm engaged in extremely tough work under this kind of mental condition...I can't take this any more!

The quake is a natural disaster. But Tepco should be blamed for contamination caused by the radioactive materials released from the nuclear plants.

It seems to me local residents' feelings are heightened so much that the unspoken sentiment is that the quake occurred because of Tepco.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 12:08:36 PM EST
These bits are weird:

Letters From Fukushima: Tepco Worker Emails - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Please watch out for the hidden strength of nuclear power. I'll make sure we will make a recovery.

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The company may get rid of nuclear power to save the company, but we will fight until the end. I beg you to give us continuous support from the headquarters.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 12:18:55 PM EST
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That second line, it looks like someone is saying "This is costing the shareholders too much, its time  to just dump the plants out of the company and do a runner from the problem" and the staff onsite are horrified

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 12:35:21 PM EST
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That's the "split the company" scenario for TEPCO's bailout/nationalization
Either TEPCO will be bailed out with free money, or it will be split into a good firm and a bad firm with the government taking over the bad firm, or the government will take over the entirety of TEPCO.


So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 01:05:54 PM EST
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The Fukushima Daini plant can in theory be re-started, so they are fearing for their jobs, but it is worded strangely.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 05:14:05 PM EST
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The accident makes a case for a management structure where workers are more involved rather than anonymous investors. One of these do not risk any radiation exposure. The workers are the party most concerned with the safety.
by das monde on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 10:25:25 PM EST
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Can't wait for the Clint Eastwood film.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 04:24:51 AM EST
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