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Former Prime Minister of Japan: I realized Fukushima disaster could have been 100 times worse than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Title: The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons for New York Source:  Samuel Lawrence Foundation Date: Oct 8, 2013

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Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan on 3/11:

I realized that if all those 10 reactors with 11 spent fuel pools [at Fukushima Daiichi and Daini] all together, if we cannot control . . . → Read More: Former Prime Minister of Japan: I realized Fukushima disaster could have been 100 times worse than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Kyodo: Terror drill at Fukushima nuclear plant — Fears about ‘highly fragile’ cooling systems

Title: Terrorist drill held for Fukushima nuclear plant Source: Kyodo News Date: May 12, 2013

Terrorist drill held for Fukushima nuclear plant

Police and the Japan Coast Guard conducted a joint drill Saturday to prepare for a possible terrorist attack on the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

About 150 officers and other people, including . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Terror drill at Fukushima nuclear plant — Fears about ‘highly fragile’ cooling systems

Film: High radiation alarm went off at another Fukushima nuclear plant before tsunami hit (VIDEO)

Film: Women of Fukushima Director: Paul Johannessen Co-Director: Jeffrey Jousan Director of Photography: Ivan Kovac Women of Fukushima on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-of-Fukushima/421693721210035

March 13, 2013 Tweet: English subtitles – free to watch this week. — Women of Fukushima

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Setsuko Kida: The only one in our family who was in Fukushima was my . . . → Read More: Film: High radiation alarm went off at another Fukushima nuclear plant before tsunami hit (VIDEO)

Report: Worker says Fukushima Dai-ni “might be getting ready to be restarted”

Fukushima Dai-ni NPP might be getting ready to be restarted as per an unofficial report by Fukushima nuclear workers.

— FRCSR(@FRCSR) December 27, 2012

See also: Fukushima Daini Unit 1 had pressure increase after quake, before tsunami — Gundersen: “They should also talk about just how damaged Fukushima Daiichi 5 and 6 are but we’re not hearing that either” (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daini Unit 1 had pressure increase after quake, before tsunami — Gundersen: “They should also talk about just how damaged Fukushima Daiichi 5 and 6 are but we’re not hearing that either” (VIDEO)

Fairewinds Podcast, Dec. 9, 2012:

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Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: There’s another problem down the road, 5 miles down the road, at the Fukushima Daini site. And that one, their Unit 1 there, they experienced a pressure increase inside the containment. No one is quite sure why that happened . . . → Read More: Fukushima Daini Unit 1 had pressure increase after quake, before tsunami — Gundersen: “They should also talk about just how damaged Fukushima Daiichi 5 and 6 are but we’re not hearing that either” (VIDEO)

Reports: “Something may have happened at Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant” after M7.3 quake — Tepco “did not know cause of pressure rise”

Title: Current situation of Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power station Source: Tepco Date: Dec 7, 2012

Current status of the Fukushima Daiichi NPS and Fukushima Daini NPS after the earthquake (M7.3) at the offshore of Sanriku at 5:18 pm on December 7, 2012.

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[As for the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station]

After . . . → Read More: Reports: “Something may have happened at Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant” after M7.3 quake — Tepco “did not know cause of pressure rise”

Tepco checking for damage inside reactor at Fukushima DAINI

(Subscription Only) Title: TEPCO starts removing fuel from Fukushima Daini reactor Source: Kyodo Date: Oct. 2, 2012

[Tepco] showed to the media on Tuesday its work to remove fuel from a nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daini plant

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The plant operator known as TEPCO plans to remove 764 fuel assemblies inside the No. . . . → Read More: Tepco checking for damage inside reactor at Fukushima DAINI

Fukushima Tapes in English: Daini workers needed emergency room after being at Unit 4 — Unable to decontaminate exposed people — “Plants are not safe” (VIDEO)

Title: TEPCO TV Conference of Evacuation from Fukushima Daiichi Author: dm_5020e6f6cdc3a Upload Date: August 19, 2012

This video was taken on March 14, 2011.

Top left:Fukushima Daiichi Top center: Fukushima Off-site Center Top right: Kashiwazaki Nuclear Power Plant

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Right now [Daini's] plants are not safe, so we use emergency power . . . → Read More: Fukushima Tapes in English: Daini workers needed emergency room after being at Unit 4 — Unable to decontaminate exposed people — “Plants are not safe” (VIDEO)

Japan Times: Fukushima Daini ‘written off’, Reactors No. 5 and 6 at Daiichi also — Japan Policy Minister: Plants “should never be restarted”

Title: No. 1, 2 plants’ reactors written off Source: Jiji (Japan Times) Date: Aug. 18, 2012

No. 1, 2 plants’ reactors written off National policy minister Motohisa Furukawa has said that reactors 5 and 6 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and the nearby No. 2 power station should never be restarted.

Furukawa . . . → Read More: Japan Times: Fukushima Daini ‘written off’, Reactors No. 5 and 6 at Daiichi also — Japan Policy Minister: Plants “should never be restarted”

WSJ: Fukushima Daini “still receives lots of radioactive fallout from Fukushima Daiichi”

Fukushima Watch: At Fukushima Daini, It’s Safer Inside Than OutsideWall Street Journal – Japan Real TimeBy Mitsuru ObeJuly 4, 2012, 10:51 PM JST At the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, it may be safer inside the reactor buildings than it is outside them.

That’s because Daini is just 10 kilometers south of Fukushima Daiichi, . . . → Read More: WSJ: Fukushima Daini “still receives lots of radioactive fallout from Fukushima Daiichi”

Tepco: We are focused on ensuring Unit 4 is kept in a stable condition and fixing the three other units… at Fukushima DAINI

Tepco May Scrap Fukushima Daini Plant Wall Street Journal By Mitsuru Obe July 4, 2012

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Since the March 2011 disaster, Tepco has put repairs of Daini on the back burner. Only one unit—reactor 4—has its safety functions fully restored. Tepco expects it will take until March 2013 to complete permanent repairs to the . . . → Read More: Tepco: We are focused on ensuring Unit 4 is kept in a stable condition and fixing the three other units… at Fukushima DAINI

Former Tokyo Police Chief: Tepco wanted to withdraw from Fukushima Daini, not only Daiichi

Subscription Only: INSIGHT: Diet panel’s conclusion on TEPCO defies evidenceAsahi AJWHIDEAKI KIMURAJune 9, 2012 [...] the hearing on June 8 revealed exchanges on the teleconferencing system between TEPCO’s main office in Tokyo and the crippled Fukushima plant on March 14 and March 15 that showed the company was in the process of giving up . . . → Read More: Former Tokyo Police Chief: Tepco wanted to withdraw from Fukushima Daini, not only Daiichi

Daini Reactor Inspected: Paint coming off inside containment vessel — Blamed on temperature and humidity increase after 3/11 quake (PHOTOS)

Progress Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station Restoration Plan Tepco Press Release June 5, 2012

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Visual inspection of the inside of Unit 2 PCV was completed on May 29, 2012. As we found no leakage of reactor coolant or deformation/damage of equipments and piping inside PCV, it has been concluded that there . . . → Read More: Daini Reactor Inspected: Paint coming off inside containment vessel — Blamed on temperature and humidity increase after 3/11 quake (PHOTOS)

Shukan Asahi: Fukushima Daini also had major damage from 3/11 — Submerged under 4 meters of water

May 27, 2012 report in the Shukan Asahi via Yahoo News Japan summarized by Fukushima Diary:

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Fukushima Daini was severely damaged by Tsunami and lost its coolant system as well.

Tepco related workers state, the reactor started overly heating, they ordered 700 hoses for the damaged coolant system.

Last May, Tepco announced reactor . . . → Read More: Shukan Asahi: Fukushima Daini also had major damage from 3/11 — Submerged under 4 meters of water

Major Japan Weekly: Industry insiders say Fukushima Daini “damaged badly”

Fukushima Daini is the subject of a report in the major Japanese weekly magazine Shukan Asahi. EXSKF has a summary:

According to the reporter, Fukushima II has sustained extensive damage from the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and that hasn’t been properly disclosed by any party (TEPCO or the government). [...]

The reporter, . . . → Read More: Major Japan Weekly: Industry insiders say Fukushima Daini “damaged badly”

Book by Fukushima Worker: Bottom of Daini reactor may be ‘broken through’ — Rumors of possible explosion

Excerpts from book by Tomohiko Suzuki translated by Fukushima Diary:

Fukushima Daini, 2F as they call, is very mysterious. Something must have happened there.

2F [Daini] is that contaminated.

There are 4 reactors in 2F [Daini] and all of them stopped. Coolant system is properly working and the temperature is stable, but it’s only . . . → Read More: Book by Fukushima Worker: Bottom of Daini reactor may be ‘broken through’ — Rumors of possible explosion

New Tepco Survey: Most contaminated location is near Fukushima Daini, not Daiichi (MAP)

Title:  Additional nuclide analysis results of ocean soil Source: Tepco Date: March 26, 2012

Handout: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/images/handouts_120326_01-e.pdf

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Cs-134 @ 620 Bq/kg Cs-137 @ 840 Bq/kg

Survey Result Map on Nuclide Analysis of Ocean Soil within 20 km Radius Area from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Read the report . . . → Read More: New Tepco Survey: Most contaminated location is near Fukushima Daini, not Daiichi (MAP)

Worker falls ill at Fukushima Daini — We confirmed no radioactive materials were adhered to the body -Tepco

Title: Press Release (Mar 07,2012) Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (March 7, 2012)

h/t EXSKF At around 1:55 pm on March 7, at the first basement of Heat Exchanger Building* of Unit 1 (non-controlled area) a partner companies’ worker found another worker who was engaged in repair work of insulation material . . . → Read More: Worker falls ill at Fukushima Daini — We confirmed no radioactive materials were adhered to the body -Tepco

NYT: Top Japan official warned of demonic chain reaction after Daiichi meltdowns — We would lose Fukushima Daini, then we would lose Tokai — We would also lose Tokyo itself

Title: Nuclear Crisis Set Off Fears Over Tokyo, Report SaysSource: New York TimesAuthor: Martin FacklerDate: Feb. 27, 2012 an independent investigation into the accident [...] by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, a newly created private policy organization, offered one of the most vivid accounts yet of how Japan teetered on the edge of an . . . → Read More: NYT: Top Japan official warned of demonic chain reaction after Daiichi meltdowns — We would lose Fukushima Daini, then we would lose Tokai — We would also lose Tokyo itself

New Report: Cabinet members were bracing for possible evacuation of Tokyo — Edano feared Daiini problems — Yoshida warned officials of meltdown on 3/14

Title: Independent panel: Tokyo evacuation consideredSource: NHK Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 19:06 +0900 (JST) A report by an independent panel shows that some cabinet members were bracing for the possible evacuation of Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The 6-member panel of experts is due to issue a report on Tuesday based on interviews . . . → Read More: New Report: Cabinet members were bracing for possible evacuation of Tokyo — Edano feared Daiini problems — Yoshida warned officials of meltdown on 3/14

Japan Media: “Wasteland” at Fukushima Daini perfect place for Tepco to set-up decontamination factory

Title: Report From Japanese Nuclear Industry Insiders: Business is Booming Source: RocketNews24 Date: February 10, 2012

[... Reporter Hirotoshi Ito reports on] “backspin business” which is profit made off of situations that undo previous progress. Key players that once had the now-dubious honor of building a strong, clean, and safe nuclear power infrastructure are . . . → Read More: Japan Media: “Wasteland” at Fukushima Daini perfect place for Tepco to set-up decontamination factory

Yomiuri: Fukushima Daini was ‘near meltdown’ admits head of plant — “At the moment, I can only say we’ll maintain a STATE of cold shutdown”

Title: Fukushima No. 2 plant was ‘near meltdown’ Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun Date: Feb. 10, 2012

The Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant was “near meltdown”  [...] according to the head of the plant. [...] 

Plant chief Naohiro Masuda, in charge of plant operations since the crisis, told reporters Wednesday, “The No. 2 plant . . . → Read More: Yomiuri: Fukushima Daini was ‘near meltdown’ admits head of plant — “At the moment, I can only say we’ll maintain a STATE of cold shutdown”

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