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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fukushima The Veterin Suicide Squad: Pensioners prepare to risk their lives in Fukushima clean up, Youngsters have more to Live for - 25th May 2011

Dozens of pensioners are preparing to risk their lives heroically in an effort to clean up the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Japan.

The Skilled Veterans Corps, as the volunteers have named themselves, have recruited some 180 members aged between 54 and 78 for the cause.

They will be gratefully received by the workers at the nuclear plant, who have been battling to cool reactors since an earthquake and a tsunami rocked the country in March and sparked fears of a nuclear fall out.

The selfless new recruits - which include both men and women, and are all retired - will be tasked with rebuilding the cooling system in the power plant.

They will be running the risk of being exposed to deadly levels of radiation, but they argue that as they are nearing the end of their lives, they don't have as much to live for as those younger than them.

Volunteers were able to apply to help though a specially established - and multi-lingual - website created by 72-year-old retired engineer Yasuteru Yamada.

'Our generation, who has, consciously or unconsciously, approved the construction of the Fukushima nuclear power plants and enjoyed the benefits of the vast supply of energy ... should be the first to join the Skilled Veteran Corps,' he was quoted as saying in the Times.

'Young people with a long future should not have to be placed in a position of having to undertake such a task.

'Radiation exposure of the generation that will reproduce the next generation should be avoided.' Read More