I received the following email from a friend about the situation of the nuclear power-plant in Fukushima.
I have an urgent request for prayer. Right now there are people who are giving their all to save our country, its people, and you and your family at the risk of their lives at Fukushima atomic power plant.
Please pray for the success of their work.
The Soldiers of Special chemical troop of Defense army (those who are working at the plant now) are volunteers who are above 55years old, who believe that their responsibility to their families (raising their children) is nearly over. They have volunteered to do this work. There are 50 such volunteers.
This is an excerpt from an article in JIji-tsushin：
Tokyo Electric Company has asked different cooperative firms for help of volunteers who would be a suicide squad to do the technical work inside of atomic power house.
One of the volunteers who has been working at an atomic power plant in West Japan for 40 years volunteered saying he would have only one year till his retirement and his children are grown up now.
His family couldn’t dissuade him. He is quiet but firm in his determination that such a difficult job should be done by veterans like him. His daughter said this is a side of her father that she has never seen before.
The next day, 20 more volunteers left their homes for this mission as if it was a usual morning of going to work.
Working under such conditions at atomic power plant, it is usual to be exposed to radiation. The allowed amount of contamination during such work is limited by the government to 100msv.
But this number was changed from 100msav to 250 msv because those volunteers have requested to lift the limit so that they would have enough time to do their work. So they were prepared to risk high doses of radiation.
The peace that we still enjoy now is due to their sacrifice….
Please everyone, pray!
Please pray that the mission can be completed.
Please pray that the future missions awaiting will be successful.
Pray for the safety of these workers.
Please tell all of your friends, family members, and as many people as possible
Ask them to join us in prayer for this.