17 Mar '11, 12pm

'We're not running away': Fukushima worker

Workers wearing protective clothing and respirators head towards the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ONE lone voice has emerged from the group of heroic workers at Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), which runs the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, where workers are scrambling to cool the nuclear plant and avoid a meltdown. Michiko Otsuki - a female worker at Tepco - has written on her blog, speaking up for her 'silent' colleagues who remained behind at the plant. She had been quoted a little in some overseas English reports but this reporter tracked and translated her blog to find out her full story when she first posted on popular Japanese social networking site Mixi. By Thursday however, her post had been taken down, but the entry had already been reproduced by several online blogs and in Japanese language forums. Ms Otsuki is one of th...

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