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t.alex
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t.alex   3/19/2011 2:14:00 PM
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Hats off to the unsung heroes. Hopefully the situation is improving soon.

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Rouh   3/19/2011 8:27:43 AM
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"I am sure all of us have watched the underwater robot repairing the BP oil spill in the Gulf." comment from my friend YP

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Rouh   3/19/2011 7:14:06 AM
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The future nuclear power plant may be able to be built just like a fully automated unmanned factory. The monitor and control room can be located hundreds miles away.

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old account Frank Eory   3/18/2011 11:19:33 PM
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Here's an ABC News piece on those unsung heroes. They truly deserve the highest level of respect and gratitude. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/japan-earthquake-fukushima-50-heroes-13146015 It seems that many of them are older, near retirement age. The rationale for preferring older volunteers over younger ones? -- that they would most likely die of old age before they would die of the types of cancers that can be caused by elevated radiation exposure.

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junko.yoshida   3/18/2011 8:16:15 PM
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Maybe now is not the best time to bring this up, but I had always thought the Japanese scientists and engineers have been so hot to trot on the development of robots, precisely with this type of disasterous scenarios in mind. Where are their robots???

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junko.yoshida   3/18/2011 8:10:46 PM
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Bob, very good points. You articulated it so beautifully. Certainly, risking one's life, isn't in the job description of any engineers. I just wish we could put those people's names and faces to the stories we tell in our history.

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Bob Lacovara   3/18/2011 6:57:21 PM
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Ours is not a glamorous profession. We are rarely in any spotlights. Unlike police, fire fighters, and our military, who know that their profession involves risk, engineers and technicians are not generally called upon to demonstrate bravery in the face of physical harm. At Fukushima, however, these people will do what no one else—rock star, movie personality, politician, “activist”, or other society tinsel or froth—can do: sacrifice their health and possibly their lives to save their countrymen. Without glitter. Without glamour. What is sufficient to honor them?

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cpizarev   3/18/2011 6:19:21 PM
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The dedication of these people is inspirational. Thank you, Junko, for giving us a glimpse of these courageous people and their loved ones.

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pixies   3/18/2011 6:06:04 PM
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What I heard is that 70% of these 50 people may die of radiation sickness within two weeks. That would be a terrible outcome for their heroic deeds.

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nicolas.mokhoff   3/18/2011 4:54:18 PM
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Need to say this: it sure helps having Junko lead the reporting; her professionalism, background and knowledge of Japan are indispensable for EE Times readers.

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