Title: PROMETHEUS TRAP/ ‘Shadow units’ (21): Fukushima plant chief cried
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Author: HIROYOSHI ITABASHI
Date: April 19, 2013
The [April 11, 2011] meeting between Taura and Yoshida, which lasted only 10 minutes or so, established a reliable system of emergency communications between the two organizations.
Around that time, the Defense Ministry received a secret request from the prime minister’s office.
The government had developed a plan to lay pipes connecting the crippled reactors directly with a location on a hill some 1.5 kilometers away. They would be used by the SDF to inject cement into the reactors if it became impossible to cool them, according to the plan.
Eventually, it was decided that TEPCO would carry out the necessary work, but the SDF made preparations to deal with all imaginable worst-case scenarios.
See also: "Too many holes" in Fukushima reactors? May have to fill up suppression chambers with cement -Tepco
Published: April 19th, 2013 at 11:29 am ET