(Subscription Only) Title: INSIDE FUKUSHIMA: How workers tried but failed to avert a nuclear disaster
Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Author: Toshihiro Okuyama, Hideaki Kimura and Takashi Sugimoto
Date: October 14, 2012
At 11:01 a.m. on March 14, the video image showing the emergency response room at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, where a teleconference was in progress, shook violently and vertically.
[Fukushima Daiichi boss Masao] Yoshida shouted 50 seconds later: “We’ve got a big problem. The No. 3 reactor just blew. Probably a steam explosion.”
Yoshida: “Main office! Main office! Main office Main office, it’s awful, awful. The unit 3 has exploded now. I think it’s probably steam.”
Published: October 13th, 2012 at 8:21 pm ET