Nuclear Job Applicant: I Saw Madoka Magica's End, So I'm Not Worried

posted on 2011-04-24 10:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Writer applies for Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant's recovery work

On Friday, writer Akihiro Horiuchi posted a Business Media Makoto magazine article about applying for a job in the recovery effort of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) caused a tsunami that damaged the plant and led to the release of radioactive isotopes.

Horiuchi documented his application for a part-time job in the plant's recovery, as well as his research on conditions in the area and other jobs in comparable fields. For the posted job listing, 10 people would be working three hours a day in protective gear near the power plant. Horiuchi noted the following:

Of course, I'd have to be careful about radiation, but no recovery worker has died, so I decided that it wasn't that dangerous of a job. I saw the final episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, so I'm not worried.

As of Friday, Horiuchi has not heard back about his application. The job listing page has already been removed, so Horiuchi believes that he was passed over for the job.

[Via Yaraon!]

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