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

Published: March 14th, 2013 at 1:38 am ET
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Film: Women of Fukushima
Director: Paul Johannessen
Co-Director: Jeffrey Jousan
Director of Photography: Ivan Kovac
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March 13, 2013 Tweet: English subtitles – free to watch this week. — Women of Fukushima

At 1:00 in

Setsuko Kida: The only one in our family who was in Fukushima was my son.

He works at a company that is affiliated with the Fukushima Daiini plant.

My son mumbled something when he was here last summer, “When we were evacuating the plant before the tsunami came, a (high radiation) alarm went off.”

(The Australian: “Japan’s nuclear industry is desperate to avoid admitting the quake crippled the reactor as it would necessitate tough new measures to strengthen the remaining plants”)

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Published: March 14th, 2013 at 1:38 am ET
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13 comments to Film: High radiation alarm went off at another Fukushima nuclear plant before tsunami hit (VIDEO)

  • dka

    let me say it, daiichi 5,6 and daini had meltdown.
    This means accidents with radioactive emissions such as three miles island. Unlike reactors 2, 3 that were like Chernobyl (nuclear explosions).
    These meltdowns must be added to the total emissions.
    Fukushima: at least 2 Chernobyl and maybe 6 Three Miles Islands, that could be the total, does this makes sense?

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    • patb2009

      they had significant core damage, enough to write off the plants.
      I think they got cooling back on before the cores melted and slumped.

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    • We Not They Finally

      You may well be right, but where can we look for VERIFICATION that 5 & 6 at Daichi, and reactors at Daini had meltdowns? Also, in case you did not know, the Rocketdyne facility at the Santa Susana Field Laboratories (Simi Valley in Southern California, just NW of L.A)had a catastrophe 240 times worse than TMI in 1959!! Michael Collins of enviroreporter,com has ben researching that.

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  • hbjon hbjon

    Sorry dka, I think your figures are way off. Back to the drawing board.

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  • weeman

    You can not build a nuclear reactor to survive magnitude 7 or greater the cost would be astronomical and make reactors unprofitable, as they are now.
    To put a price on human life is wrong, therefore you can not build a fail safe reactor close them and stop playing with what you fully do not understand or control. Ie were does all that energy come from in a atom, some amount of energy for something so small.
    I personally think the universe is as small as it is large and believe that live lives in all quarters and we have a better chance of finding extraterrestrial live in the sub atomic world?
    Something for you to ponder.

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  • HH

    Great film. Well worth watching.

    These points in the film stuck out:

    "We built somethng terrible, we humans."

    Between chemicals, pesticides and radiation, "We can't truly raise healthy vegetables anymore."

    "Terrible diarreah, skin spots, vomiting, joint pain, canker sores in my mouth."

    There was looting, health store gutted, trashed, everything stolen.

    "But even worse than the thieves are the politicians, the electric companies and the people who say the Japanese economy needs nuclear power plants."

    "They manipulate the information. The Japanese have been lied to."

    "…the government officials, the major media corporations and the electric companies" they are all connected behind the scenes.

    "rumors that mayors and governors were receiving kickbacks"

    "the mayors of the towns with nuclear plants all became rich for some reason."

    "To the heads of the power companies, go and live next to the plants!"

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  • nedlifromvermont

    Why don't we deconstruct this False Nuclear God … there is no "safe" nuclear power … it is not necessary, it is not green … it is a fraud … and the Sheeple will grow to understand this Truth the more and better we learn to say this truth …

    you pro-nuclear (bought and paid for) engineering types be damned …

    peace !

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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear will end, but we need to speed the process.

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  • We Not They Finally

    Fact is, those nuclear plants were not fortified against EITHER earthquakes or tsunamis, either one. And that's just ON TOP OF all the reasons nuclear power plants was an insane way to go from the start. The big lie: "Atoms for Peace." Well, a tiny bit of those atoms anyway….

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    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) anne

      Atoms for Peace of the Eternal Grave.

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      • weeman

        More like atoms to vaporize, atoms for peace what a joke, all this does is make paranoid nations more paranoid, put that in your pipe but don't smoke it.
        Look at history has there ever been a race of people that were repressed by a aggressor that did not eventually regained there independence, no time changes everything.
        With nuclear weapons that will not happen, there is no winner only losers.
        I will ask you a question in a 100 years from now, what nation will not have nuclear technology, It would be interesting to see how that's works out, better get a handle on it now at all costs.

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    • gottagetoffthegrid

      yep, WNTF. they are also not fortified against tornadoes. during that super outbreak of tornadoes in april 2011 (?) a 1-mile wide F4 tornado passed within a half mile of the Browns Ferry NPP and ripped out its power supply. Only 3 of the 4 gensets started. it is exactly the BWR design as Fuku 1.

      the USA was a half a mile from a full melt because all of the diesel is in storage tanks outside and would have been tossed like a beer can if that F4 made a direct hit. no diesel, no generators… what a stupid design

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      • weeman

        That is why I am so angry you build a NPP in tornado ally with a high probability in its working life of being hit by a tornado that could cause a melt down and you do not design reactor to suit the environment it operates in.
        We're is the logic, think before you build, how do you pass the building codes, I would like to build my new house to these standards as they are not as stringent as the present codes for building a house, now that really is crazy.

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