180 brave souls taking shifts to cool down the damaged reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Known as the Fukushima 50 because they work on shifts of 50, they work knowing the full risk of being exposed to radiation. Knowing that it could directly cause their death, or increase risk of cancer. Still, they went head on without any hesitations, thinking only of the millions that will be saved by sacrificing themselves.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times staff writer, wrote about a 59 year old member of the Fukushima 50 who was six months shy of his retirement, yet still volunteered for the assignment.