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Japan nuclear workers downplay danger

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 01:52

June 24 - Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant downplay radiation dangers, saying the risks are lower than people think. Travis Brecher reports.

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In this town near the stricken Fukushima -- nuclear plant workers struggling to bring the crisis under control have replaced tourists. With thousands of workers being called up hotels and -- mats are filled with those who head into the nuclear exclusion zone. But as radiation fears run high in many workers still denied the dangers posed by a working in high radiation environments. 136 year old electrician from northern Japan who asked to remain anonymous. Insists that life isn't as dangerous as the media makes it out to be. Come on in the normal physical. No none of the job itself isn't as dangerous as -- as you -- its dangers I don't think it's a dangerous. No -- to move and I can. Talk. More line. At least aid workers have been exposed to higher than legal levels of radiation. Even so the workers says that while conditions aren't ideal most feel the work simply needs to get done. -- completion -- the spiritual. I think that are very few people working there who don't want to. I'm often asked whether I'm OK with looking at such a dangerous environment but if Nolan doesn't. Nothing will ever get done right. You can Google. Don't political and a good one nice guy and -- we'll have to. The Fukushima crisis was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan in March. It's the world's worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 true noble accident in Ukraine. -- Sprecher. Reuters.

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Japan nuclear workers downplay danger

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 01:52