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Fukushima Robot Operator Writes Tell-All Blog

An anonymous worker at Japans Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has written dozens of blog posts describing the ups and downs of his experience as one of the lead robot operators at the crippled facility. His blog provides a window into the complex and dangerous work environment faced by the operators, a small group of young technicians who, like other front-line personnel, must approach areas of high radiation, deploying remote-controlled robots to assist with efforts to further stabilize and shut down the plants four troubled reactors . The robots, two PackBots and two Warriors , known for their explosive-disposal work in Iraq and Afghanistan, have performed remarkably well at Fukushima, even after repeated jobs in high-radiation environments, which damage electronics . published on his blog, titled " ," or "Say Whatever IWant *Do Whatever I Want," covering a period from late April to early July 2011 [right, screenshot of a post].

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