A recent medical examination of the emergency crew struggling to save Fukushima says the indicates are at risk for heavy depression, and even death. Many of them – already in a very hazardous environment – are being fatally overworked.
Many others, the doctor concluded, are grappling with the moral blame ascribed to them for the disaster, as well as the grief of losing friends and colleagues in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. With the work they’re attempting as critical as it is, it’s vital that their mental health is looked after just as much as their physical shielding from radiation. [Kyodo News]