In a recent article CNN raised 5 questions about Fukushima. I found the last one most interesting:
5. How do you stop running out of skilled labor?
Workers within the Fukushima nuclear power plant have a radiation exposure limit. Once they reach this limit they can no longer work on site and new workers need to be found. As time goes on, more experienced workers will reach their exposure limits, sparking concerns that available workers will have decreased skill levels.
The work is hazardous, the morale is poor, the pay is lousy, the bosses are linked to the mob. This work force is given the challenge of fixing a overwhelming disaster, and the hope is that they can perform flawlessly removing the rods at reactor 4.