'We will die if it is necessary to save the nation': Members of the Fukushima 50 expect to perish from radiation sickness 'within weeks'
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 4:28 PM on 1st April 2011
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The mother of one of the workers who are battling to stop a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant said today that they all expect to die from radiation sickness 'within weeks'.
The so-called Fukushima 50 are all repeatedly being exposed to dangerously high radioactive levels as they attempt to restore vital cooling systems following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
And speaking tearfully through an interpreter by phone, the mother of a 32-year-old worker told Fox News: 'My son and his colleagues have discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary to save the nation.
Its hard to imagine what New Orleans would have reacted like to a disaster of japan's scale, I cannot imagine any other country in the world holding themselves together aswell as Japan has in their dire time. I honestly cannot express how amazed I am at the people of Japan and how much their nation matters to them. Flame away if you must, but keep in mind there has been no looting in japan or crime in effected areas of japan since the disaster, compare that to all other nations of the world who have had to deal with similar issues in the past 15 years and you realize how amazingly well Japan is holding their country's well being above their own personal self.