That was horrible. I watched a great deal of the news coverage from Japan. Stories of people who were older or did not have families of their own volunteering to stay.
That actually inspired my oldest nephew to get a job in nuclear power. I can't say we were thrilled about this, but it is what it is, and his heart is in the right place.
One photographer has done a large amount of work at Chernobyl. He has documented with still over the years. His work is depressing and heart breaking, but very informative.