Fukushima Workers

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Fukushima plant worker Tetsuya Hayashi says he was hired to survey radiation levels in the field in 2012, but was instead sent to do maintenance work on a radiation treatment machine on his first day at work. He was not aware that the radiation exposure was high enough to burn through his yearly exposure allowance in just 20 minutes. When he complained to his employer, the TEPCO subcontractor RH Kougyou, he was fired. He has filed a complaint to the Ministry of Labour, who has failed to respond in over a year.
The workers at the Daiichi power plant have some of the world's most dangerous jobs for as little as 100 dollars a day.
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