The Nuclear Gypsies Risking Their Lives In Fukushima

Laborers on the front lines of Fukushima, Japan are known as "nuclear gypsies" and expose themselves to radiation to remove nuclear waste.

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Home. For some it may be as simple as a warm bed or wherever their family may be, but simply put we may all agree that home is where the heart is.

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But what if that was stripped away from you in a matter of days? Where you're evacuated with no promise of when, or if you'll return. This is the reality for more than 400,000 people after the Fukushima disaster where a major earthquake and 15 meter tsunami caused a nuclear accident March of 2011.

Read more about Fukushima:

LA Times: Japan's 'nuclear gypsies' face radioactive peril at power plants

USA Today: 250,000 Japanese still displaced 4 years after quake