Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

December 31, 2013 by  
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  Photo © Shutterstock A recent Reuters report reveals that a black labor market run by Japanese gangsters, or yakuza, has been using taxpayer funds to clean up radioactive fallout in northern Japan. The gangs have been rounding up homeless men and illegally putting them to work for less than minimum wage. These exploited workers are often charged for food and shelter, which just makes the situation worse when they end up in debt to their employers. Due to the dangerous nature of the job , it’s been hard to find enough workers for the project, which is already running behind schedule and expected to take decades to complete . Read the rest of Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Fukushima , fukushima cleanup , government corruption , homelessness , Japan , minimum wage , nuclear disaster , nuclear power , nuclear power plant , nuclear reactor , nuclear waste , workers rights        

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EPA Official Sentenced for Scamming Agency Out of $900k by Claiming to be a Spy

December 19, 2013 by  
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Photo © Shutterstock John C. Beale, a former senior advisor for the US Environmental Protection Agency , was sentenced to 32 months in prison Wednesday for defrauding the agency out of nearly $900,000 in unearned pay and bonuses. The 65-year-old had managed to convince his bosses, friends, and even wife that he worked for the CIA on the side.  Over the course of 10 years , Beale missed more than 2 1/2 years of work, claiming he was unavailable on secret missions for the intelligence agency, when he was actually traveling on the government’s dime and enjoying his paid time off in luxury hotels. Read the rest of EPA Official Sentenced for Scamming Agency Out of $900k by Claiming to be a Spy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cia , corruption charges , court cases , environmental protection agency , epa , fake spy , fraud , fraud charges , government corruption , intelligence work , John Beale        

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