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Oct 25 (Reuters) - Tetsuya Hayashi went to Fukushima to take a job at ground zero of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. He lasted less than two weeks.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/25/us-fukushima-workers-specialreport-idUSBRE99O04320131025

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WOW no fortunes being made there!

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   Reminds me of the generator jumpers we lined up, burnt out after a one minute dive, and sent down the road long time ago.

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Good times..I was one of those S/G jumpers. $5 per hour/84 hrs a week, is what they told you. Big money grip. :D
First time in, hand installing tubesheet plugs, one jump and I was done for the quarter.

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Interesting article Ksheed.  Six levels of subcontractors. Over 800 companies on site. Its pretty obvious that most of TEPCOs money is not being spent on actual cleanup.

I was wondering why there apparently arent any U.S. firms involved in the cleanup. Probably because the Japanese mafia doesnt want the competition.

The article also stated that their dose limits are 100 mSv over five years. 10 R per jump and you are done for five years?  Anybody know if dose received in Japan must be reported on your NRC form 4?  I read the instructions and it appears to be somewhat vague. I might consider it someday but I wont be cheap.

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Six levels of subcontractors. Over 800 companies on site. Its pretty obvious that most of TEPCOs money is not being spent on actual cleanup.


Isn't this a snapshot of the normal business culture in Japan and even China?

Also, the article has glimpses into how much more rigorous the regulatory environment is in the US.

chuckdhuff

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Interesting article Ksheed.  Six levels of subcontractors. Over 800 companies on site. Its pretty obvious that most of TEPCOs money is not being spent on actual cleanup.

I was wondering why there apparently arent any U.S. firms involved in the cleanup. Probably because the Japanese mafia doesnt want the competition.
It doesn't list any US contractors, but I know some were over there soon after the incident. At a networking conference last summer I visited with a Senior V.P. of one of the major US companies who had been over there. According to him they were there as consultants, but not supplying a work force. Apparently the majority, if not all, are Japanese Nationals. The pyramid scheme that is in place is scary. I wouldn't want to be in that situation.

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