16 Mar '11, 3am

Japanese nuclear plant workers emerge as heroes amidst the tragedy. #prayforjapan #Singapore

Amid the horror and devastation of the nuclear crisis in Japan , it can be easy to miss the heroism of the 50 emergency workers trying to prevent the full meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. It's not exaggeration to say that the safety of thousands of Japanese citizens hinges on the efforts of the crew of cleanup workers left behind after the remainder of the facility's roughly 800 employees have been evacuated amid hazardous levels of radiation. Even in a culture that places a premium on self-sacrifice, these ordinary workers are being extraordinarily selfless -- and could conceivably make the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens' well-being. Who these 50 workers are remains something of a mystery. Their employer, the Tokyo Electric Company , has not provided their details. But after a new explosion at the plant this morning, their fate may be beco...

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