I think Reverend Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto has been the most interesting character before the disaster he was the moving things from his church to a building two miles from the center of town. After the disaster he ran to the center of it all and found his wife. I find it impressive that after the bomb he pretty much immediately rushed to where it happened and decided to start helping others. "Mr. Tanimoto came back and excitedly asked the remaining priests to help him rescue two children he had seen standing up to their shoulders in the river." (Hersey 44) he said he felt guilty for being unharmed so he must feel he has to help those who weren't as lucky as him.
workers near the storage tanks for the radioactive waste
In 2011 Fukushima suffered from an earthquake and a tsunami that caused three nuclear reactors to meltdown. In 2014 they carefully removed 1500 fuel rods that had been spent during the disaster which caused the local radiation to drop a lot. The cleanup however is expected to take around 40 years just to cleanup the site. Citizens have signed up to help clean the disaster and so far around 7000 workers are on the job. Most of these people had nothing to do with the plant to begin with but just needed the work. Drones are used to check what areas are safe and to map out what can't be worked on yet by people.