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Old 2011-05-31, 12:06   Link #13943
AS Oji-kun
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hokkaido
Age: 69
Japanese Seniors Offer to Help Clean Up Fukushima

Brave, but sensible, too.

Volunteering to take the place of younger workers at the power station is not brave, Mr Yamada says, but logical.

"I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live," he says.

"Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer."
Or, more accurately, if they develop cancers they're likely to die from natural causes before the cancers become serious.
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