50 People Hold the Fate of Millions

Through periodic hydrogen gas explosions 50 people risk their lives  to crawl through what the New York Times call the  “labyrinths of equipment in utter darkness pierced only by their flashlights.” These brave operators stayed behind to pump seawater on exposed fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station  in Japan. The New York Times reported that Japan’s Health Ministry raised the legal limit of radiation exposure from 100 millisieverts to 250 millisieverts, 5 times the limit for  exposure in American plants.

When saying prayers for the people of Japan say a few words for these brave workers who risk their lives and health to stay behind and help. In dire times people step up.

For more information : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/world/asia/16workers.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2