Organized criminal groups have infiltrated the massive, government-backed decontamination effort underway at the defunct Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to Reuters.
Reuters revealed that the Yakuza, the notorious criminal syndicates that control Japan’s underworld, are filling a manpower void created by Japan’s aging populations and a legacy of tight labor-market regulations.
More specifically, they are filling the void with homeless men they’ve recruited off the streets.
THIS WAS ALSO REPORTED ON THE WEBSITE 'FUSKUSHIMA DIARY'
JANUARY 5, 2014According to the Telegraph, undercover reporter Tomohiko Suzuki signed up for the cleanup operation, at the Fukushima plant, to uncover the yakuza’s involvement. Throughout his employment, Suzuki reports finding yakuza-supplied labor, working alongside former yakuza members. He also alleges that TEPCO subcontractors bargained with the yakuza to acquire construction contracts, while political figures and factions of the media ignored the underhanded dealings.
Steve Zeltzer, reporting from Japan: One of the things I learned in Osaka from the president of the day laborers is that many of the day laborers being brought into the plant, they’re not being registered and they’re disappearing. There were over 800 day laborers who have disappeared from contact by the union, which means they may have been killed or died during work.
Zeltzer: The government now is in control of Tepco, which runs Fukushima plant, and they’ve allowed the use contract workers, through the Yakuza. So the government is actually in business with the Yakuza, allowing the Yakuza to bring in these workers, and we heard a report that many are not even being registered when they go into the plant so they’re not entitled to health care and also when they get sick and over-doses you can’t tell because they haven’t been registered, these are the contract workers at the plant. […] These workers are basically being used as cannon fodder. Some of them are not only day laborers but also immigrant workers who are being used as well to clean up the plant.
SHORT, TO THE POINT...TEPCO HAS KNOWINGLY AND ADMITTEDLY USED LABOR PROVIDED BY THE JAPANESE MAFIA.
AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE WORKING ON THE GREATEST NUCLEAR DISASTER OF ALL TIME...
UNSKILLED, SOME EVEN ILLITERATE, AND UNTRAINED WORKERS...REMOVING FUEL RODS FROM A VERY UNSTABLE NUCLEAR REACTOR...
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