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Japan’s nuclear gypsies: a day in the life via Global Post

Japan’s utilities have depended on largely unskilled laborers since the nuclear power plant building boom of the 1970s.

July 20, 2011 06:48

IWAKI-YUMOTO, Japan — Most residents of Iwaki-Yumoto are still fast asleep when the first stirrings of human activity join the din of crows picking through garbage bags.

The men who emerge from their hostels and inns, blinking when confronted by the dazzling early-morning sun, say little as they board waiting buses, the only traffic around at 6 a.m. in this hot-spring town of 30,000 people, located just 30 miles from the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.

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  1. yukimiyamotodepaul says

    This and the previous articles are painful to read. Don’t know what I can say…



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