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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:24 AM

Special Report: Japan's homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/30/us-fukushima-workers-idUSBRE9BT00520131230

Special Report: Japan's homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up
By Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski
SENDAI, Japan Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:22am EST

(Reuters) - Seiji Sasa hits the train station in this northern Japanese city before dawn most mornings to prowl for homeless men.

He isn't a social worker. He's a recruiter. The men in Sendai Station are potential laborers that Sasa can dispatch to contractors in Japan's nuclear disaster zone for a bounty of $100 a head.

"This is how labor recruiters like me come in every day," Sasa says, as he strides past men sleeping on cardboard and clutching at their coats against the early winter cold.

It's also how Japan finds people willing to accept minimum wage for one of the most undesirable jobs in the industrialized world: working on the $35 billion, taxpayer-funded effort to clean up radioactive fallout across an area of northern Japan larger than Hong Kong.

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madokie Dec 2013 #1

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:26 AM

1. Wouldn't you just know it

I say make the people who support the damn things work to clean this shit up

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