The Fukushima Fifty is a group comprised of 180 power plant workers – working in rotating shifts of 50 – doing all they can to stop the Fukushima plant’s nuclear reactors and fuel rods from leaking additional radiation. Some are calling their task a “suicide mission,” while other nuclear experts (like Jere Jenkins, the director of Radiation Laboratories at Purdue University) assuring a worried world that they know exactly what they’re doing, with all the proper precautions in place. Which is all the more reason to ask: Who are these workers? (continue)
Fukushima 50 I don’t know who you are I may never know Or it will become too late to know But this world, As scared as we are, devastated by fear Suffering, imprisoned by need Hanging some place between the Real and the unreal On facebook
Asking ourselves many hypothetical questions While you brave the mutinies of the sea Show me another man who swallows his tears along with contaminated steam I don’t know who you are and I don’t pray because praying won’t help. Praying pales to the work that you showed us Of the bravery of Man Of indestructibleness in the face of extraordinary hardship
You provided me with hope and home You Provided me with answers Something I thought had ceased to exist.