A group of retired Japanese people have volunteered to tackle the problems at the Fukishima nuclear power station. They reason that they should be the ones exposed to the radiation, not younger people. The group has been organised by Mr. Yasuteru Yamada, who says “I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live. Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer. The government has thanked the group, but has not yet given them permission to enter the power station. You can read more here.