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m1cnBot 3 years ago on 03/15/11

Story Originally Posted By: John Booty

Why haven't these men and women been mentioned more often? While we sit here and think about how terrifying the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is, think about this band of heroes that stayed behind to try and tame those reactors. From the New York Times:
At least 750 workers were evacuated on Tuesday morning after a separate explosion ruptured the inner containment building at Reactor No. 2 at the Daiichi plant, which was crippled by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. The explosion released a surge of radiation 800 times more intense than the recommended hourly exposure limit in Japan.

But 50 workers stayed behind, a crew no larger than would be stationed at the plant on a quiet spring day. Taking shelter when possible in the reactor’s control room, which is heavily shielded from radiation, they struggled through the morning and afternoon to keep hundreds of gallons of seawater a minute flowing through temporary fire pumps into the three stricken reactors, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, where overheated fuel rods continued to boil away the water at a brisk pace.

Those are incredible people.

Update: Their identity has been found.

An Actual, For-Serious Update: The workers have been forced to leave the plant.

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Winter 3 years ago on 03/15/11
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I've been saying a prayer for them at least two or three time an hour. Literally can't stop thinking about them.
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LostDecoy 3 years ago on 03/15/11
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Their bravery is extraordinary. I'm glad to see they finally were evacuated and hope they are safe. They gave it their all in order to try to keep the rest of the country safe and am hoping things don't take a turn for the worse.
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Switzerland 3 years ago on 03/16/11
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I'm not trying to make light of this tragedy in anyways, but this entire incident reminds me of that EVA episode with JSDF JET ALONE robot model and Misato was in the reactor area of the mecha.



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LeeChan 3 years ago on 03/16/11
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Hunky Dory said:
I'm not trying to make light of this tragedy in anyways, but this entire incident reminds me of that EVA episode with JSDF JET ALONE robot model and Misato was in the reactor area of the mecha.


GOD! That's all I can think of as well.

Five dollars says these 50 heros will become immortalized in a manga after this is all over.
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Switzerland 3 years ago on 03/17/11
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On a side note. Thanks for getting the Burning Rangers song stuck in my head John.

No seriously.
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A Study in Pink 3 years ago on 03/17/11
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You updated that they were forced to leave the plant, but really, this thread has needed many updates after that, as they tried to fly over the plant then abandoned it due to radiation, but then had to decide to go with it anyway and right now, firemen and helicopter pilots are exposing themselves to tons of radiation right now just to cool that shit down.

The radiation amounts are high, especially with prolonged exposure, that's the really terrible part, that they have to stay there and try to stop this crisis.

Agh man heroes, really.
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NomiJade 3 years ago on 03/17/11
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The "Fukushima 50" are actually about 180 workers who are sticking with it. A great article about them:
http://...nydailynews.com/...kers_heroism_in_fight_to.html
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Mel 3 years ago on 03/18/11
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John Booty said:
Burning Rangers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHp5IFSpOIo

I would have gone with GoGo V, personally.

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