stillinshock, I don't think they do that in Japan any longer, just ask the CEO of TEPCO.
I read yesterday that they are raising the rate for hazardous pay from the yen equivalent of $100 to $200 for the Fukushima clean up. What astounding generosity.
TEPCO Doubles Hazard Pay For Fukushima Workers | Zero Hedge
The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will double the pay of contract workers as part of a revamp of operations at the station, after coming under criticism for its handling of clean-up efforts. Reuters reports, hazard pay for the thousands of workers on short-term contracts will be increased from 10,000 yen ($100) to 20,000 yen a day, Tokyo Electric Power Co said in a statement on Friday. The plan released on Friday also lays out improvements to the management of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water building up, which comes from groundwater mixing with coolant poured over melted uranium rods. All of this as the riskiest phase of the decommissioning of Fukushima begins soon...