Nuclear Samurai: Heroes of our Modern World

Normally, the annual legal limit for exposure to radiation is 100 millisieverts (mSv). However, that was Japan‘s pre-crisis limit. If they kept that legal limit now, no one would be able to go anywhere near the plant. So the limit has temporarily been legally raised to 250 mSv per annum… more than double, yet it still isn’t high enough.

At its most dangerous Japan’s Fukushima reactor 3 was giving off 400 mSv per hour.

Since the crisis began, 5 workers have already died and 15 more are injured due to radiation poisoning. Despite this, hundreds more willingly battle on. These men are the modern world’s “300”. Should their identities be revealed to media?

First pictures of the Fukushima 50, the nameless samurai saving Japan from meltdown | News.com.au.

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Categories: Health, Medicine, People, Science, Technology

Author:Andrew Beato

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One Comment on “Nuclear Samurai: Heroes of our Modern World”

  1. James Herron
    March 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    They are putting their lives, health and future on the line to protect their country and their people. I believe that is the very definition of a hero.

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