Japanese seniors volunteer for ‘suicide’ nuclear jobs
As roughly 450 workers remain at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the world watches with increasing anxiety at what will become of them.
Unable to take the suspense and the guilt at being among those who promoted the reactors to begin with, a group of Japanese seniors have stepped up to offer their services to their country one last time.
Called the “suicide corps” by one official, they say all they want to do is be of service if the jobs might risk the lives of younger people. While the government hasn’t yet said whether they would be used for any such purpose, talks were reportedly underway.
The end of Japan’s nuclear crisis, however, is still nowhere in sight.
This video is from CNN, broadcast Wednesday, June 1, 2011.