[SPIEGEL] Fukushima Workers Risk Radiation to Feed Families

Germany’s DER SPIEGEL interviews with workers at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

A Visit to J-Village

Fukushima Workers Risk Radiation to Feed Families

By Cordula Meyer
September 21st, 2011

Since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, the power plant’s operator TEPCO has relied on temporary workers to help bring the reactors under control. Many of the workers, whose radiation levels are measured daily, say they are not doing the work for Japan, but for the money. SPIEGEL visited J-Village, which is strictly off-limits, and met the unsung heroes of Fukushima.

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