Just the other day, I received a message that I am compelled to share. In chain-like fashion, this message comes from Japan, is translated and passed along. It is a plea for help — in the form of prayers.
This *is* real. The original message originated from a family friend of one the instructors at my yoga studio.
I urge you, to pray for these people and their families. There is no telling what fallout this selfless action will lead to.
I have a request to make Prayers. If you can, send your prayers right now. There are people working diligently at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant, risking their lives to save this country, this Japan, the citizens, you and your families. Please pray so the work is successful! Please!
The members of the Japanese Specialized Scientific Defense Team are all volunteers. They are all 55 years and older, have all stated that they are done raising their children, have no regrets, and thus have volunteered to the group. There are 50 volunteers like this.
There was an article from an information announcement company, Eastern Electric Corporation put out a call for help to all of the electric companies and related companies in Japan. They were looking for veterans in the Nuclear plant related field for volunteers to be a part of a “Decided to die” group (there is no direct translation for this term in English) to work on the internal structures of the nuclear plant. A man from China Electric, who has been in working on Nuclear power plants for the past 40 years quoted, “This work should be done by veterans like me. I am only a year away from retirement, and my children are all grown up.” And thus he volunteered.
The family shared their feelings with calm, and say that they could not say anything to their father and their husband’s firm determination and decision. This man’s daughter says she saw a peaceful face on her father that day that she had never seen prior. 20 volunteers left the next day, as if going to go to work as usual, said “I’m leaving,” and walked out of their front
While working at the nuclear power plant there is radiation exposure. The country has a standard rule for allowing no more than 100 millisieverts to their workers. (I did some research and internationally the standard is 20 and in Japan it’s traditionally 50. The Fukushima plants have been recorded to be radiating about 300 to 400 millisieverts in the past several weeks.) Recently the limit went up to 250mSv. That’s because the workers requested that. If the limit remained at 100mSv, the time allowed to do the procedures would be over in a few minutes, and no work would ever be completed. That’s why they turned in a formal request to raise the acceptable radiation exposure level on the books to 250mSv. They
made a resolve to face and accept the radiation exposure received in the process.
Because of this, yesterday, the reactors were entering their critical temperature for a potential disaster and, at the nick of time, the critical point was averted. If critical temperature was reached, we would not be here spending this time. We wouldn’t have had this time to spend. We wouldn’t have this time with our family, our loved ones and our friends. The survival
rate for all life within the 300km (186mile) radius of the Nuclear Plant was close to zero. This time we have now, alive, is because of these people’s efforts.
The business management executives, because of the worry for their own well being, have been limiting and slowly doling out information and have not come out from far away
Tokyo. Please, everyone pray for them! Please pray that their work succeeds! Please send your thoughts!
Today the work on the water lines was finished safely. Please pray that their work tomorrow will also succeed. Please I beg you! I also want to ask you to spread this to your family, friends, acquaintances, even if it’s just one more person I’d like them to know about this. Please past this on! Please!
…and so, upon reading this plea to pray and pass this message on, that’s what I did. Feel free to do the same if you are so inclined.