Tepco reduced 60% of the sub contract workers at Fukushima plants

On average, this winter Tepco employees will be paid 2 million yen bonus for some reason.

However, most of the Fukushima workers are from their sub contract companies.

At Upper House Budget Committee of 11/21/2011, it became clear that sub contract companies had to reduce about 60% of the workers because of Tepco’s cost cutting.

They can not afford to buying proper facility, such as waste drum cans, protective clothes and drivers etc..

Tepco tells them that it is because they are short of cash due to compensation.

However, their accounting system goes like below,

Profit = 4.4% of total cost

So the more cost they make, the more they must earn.

Their excuse that they don’t have money so they must reduce workers does not make any sense.


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


November 2011