Fukushima Worker Tweets: No progress has been made — We don’t know what is really going on inside Reactors 1, 2 and 3

Published: September 13th, 2012 at 11:57 pm ET


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“I offered a silent prayer for the 18th time today. A year and a half has passed but we don’t know what is really going on inside the R1, 2 & 3. No progress has been made.”

Published: September 13th, 2012 at 11:57 pm ET


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38 comments to Fukushima Worker Tweets: No progress has been made — We don’t know what is really going on inside Reactors 1, 2 and 3

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    No surprise here… the name of the game is to keep lots and lots of secrets…

    it starts with lies such as; nuclear power is 'safe', 'clean', green and too cheap to meter.

    Actually, it is the exact opposite… when one takes out all of the corporate welfare, cover ups, denials of harm, letting this industry off the hook for all of the financial disasters it causes, transferring all risks to the public, and polluting the whole planet for eons, just to get 30 years of power.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      AGR, you are right: "polluting the whole planet for eons".

      The people who love "cold" fusion trying to mimic the sun, may be turning the earth into another sun forever.

    • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

      Nuke plants were built to allow utilities to greatly increase the cost of power bills. Ironic, isn't it, that nuke power was originally sold to the public as a way to reduce the cost of power?

      Now, the nuke plants in the US are old, past their design lifetimes. They are so expensive to decommission that the utilities just keep them running, rather then face the high costs of decommissioning. When they blow, the public will pay for the cleanup, so why not?

      How in the world do nuke utility managers sleep at night? How can they look at themselves in the mirror when they shave in the morning? You are right, Green Road, 30 years of power for eons of contamination of the entire planet. Great deal.

      In Japan, TEPCO now just seems to be going through the motions of cleanup. The effort isn't enough even to maintain the pumps, pipes, and pools. Metal is corroding and rusting, concrete is crumbling, and the foundations of Buildings1,2,&3 have been eaten away by flowing corium lava. The piles of smoking rubble are the steaming defication left behind by the nuke industry monster.

      People of Planet Earth: Nukes exist by your choice, and continue by your sufferance. Choose not to allow them to be forced on you.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        "Nuke plants were built to allow utilities to greatly increase the cost of power bills."

        No, they were built to provide weapons grade enriched uranium and plutonium for 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'. The providing of electricity was a secondary consideration, in exchange for the construction of these deadly plants in populated areas, and having the ignorant taxpayers cover the expenses, no matter how high they go.

        Add to this the corrupt engineering studies and all-corners-to-be-cut construction, and now we have a problem.

        As has been said before, they will all eventually collapse as what has happened in Fukushima, all they need is a spark.

        • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

          "No, they were built to provide weapons grade enriched uranium and plutonium for 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'."

          Precisely. Just like NASA was funded to obtain a launch vehicle for those same weapons.

          America is like the planet of the apes, the scientists are only present to serve the military and law enforcement industrial complex.

      • chrisk9

        Both are good points. Nuclear power might have never existed without nuclear weapons. The first reactors were plutonium factories. And with everything else you must follow the money.
        In the early days when nuclear plants were young, and today in some cases to an extent, nuclear plants were huge money makers. I worked at plants where the night shift had 10-15 people on site. The day shift might have had 100 or so people. They made 1 million dollars of income a day when running. They often ran for months and months non-stop. And they could push off their insurance and decommissioning to the tax payers.Profits were huge.
        As they aged and more problems were encountered these cost changed greatly. When utilities stopped ordering new plants in the late 70's it became apparent that it was no longer a guaranteed cash cow. By the time Rancho Seco was closed by a vote of the people utilities no longer wanted anything to do with these turkeys.

        • lovehopefaith

          This is a disingeneous lie, because nuclear power is NOT a true positive wealth creator for society. It is true that a few fat cats may have gotten wealthy on the lives of the 'peasants'. Nuclear power was ALWAYS heavily subsidized, and the fagt cats that took the quick money, in exchange for poisioning the environment, including human life, NEVER paid for the TRUE COSTS of this technology. The greatest cost is the cost of dealing with the extremely toxic and dangerous waste product, and the fat cats have just 'kicked the can down the road', and left that 'little' problem for the next generation to worry about.

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Admin,
    With permission:

    Dear Fukushima Worker,
    Please believe that whatever your current circumstance in Japan, you are truly magnificent heroes in the eyes of the world! 🙂
    We cannot help as much as we dearly want to because of the corruption and restrictions. Yes, word is getting out, brave ones!
    People all over the world read ENENews. Please believe we are trying to help in any way we can and are humbled by your incredible courage.
    The world supports you and is very concerned and trying to help.

    親愛なる福島労働者は、日本で現在のような状況でも、実に壮大な英雄は、世界の目であると考えていてください! ) 私達は私達が心からあるため、破損および制限事項の対象とすることができません:。 [Yes](はい)、Wordにして、勇敢なものです! すべての世界の人々enenews読み取りします。 私達は私達がどのような方法で支援しようとしていると、信じられないほど勇気が卑しめていると考えてください。世界をサポートしていて非常に懸念されていて支援しようとしています。Babylon 9

    Aloha All.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Thanks dear adagi. I agree.

      • andagi andagi

        Dear BreadAndButter,
        Thank you so much. My solace is in my resolve. I will do my best to support the best of human intent …to choose life, embracing the wonders of 'life as we know it'.
        After all, its all we have.
        Thank you Admin and 'Newsers everywhere! Collectively generating change worldwide, every day 24/7!! 🙂 Keep it up!

      • moonshellblue moonshellblue

        I also agree 100 percent andagi and hope the Japanese people know that we care and support them in their efforts to rid the planet of nuclear power.

    • Maggie123

      Thank you Dear Andagi, for expressing that which I, and many, would want to say to Fukushima workers.

      I would make only one addition: And dear worker, if, in examining your situation, you feel that you have given what you can, and now must leave, that – too – we deeply understand. Either way, may all that is good be with you and known to you at all times.

      (I find I cannot bring myself to express what I feel of their supreme sacrifice without also assuring them they have choice in the terrible situation they face, and that their choice is honored – make sense?)


      well said andagi…

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    The workers shouldn't be there because the nuclear plant is man made, and forced on the world. The workers should leave.

    • andagi andagi

      Dear TheBigPicture,
      I must say I take offense. I believe these are quite galant persons who are finding the personal courage to try to address the world to see/validate if their suffering, efforts and sacrifices actually mean anything to the world at large.
      'The workers must leave' (?) (?!!)

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        It seems they are mostly ignorant simple folk who have no idea of what is going on, other than they are working for slave wages and/or being threatened by the Yakuza. I don't think many of them have high aspirations of whether their lives mean much to the greater cause of humanity.

        That older nuclear worker's organization would fall into your catagory, Andagi, but they're not being allowed in.

        A great shame on the country of Japan. Of which no leader cares about anymore.

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    "…A year and a half has passed but we don’t know what is really going on inside the R1, 2 & 3…"

    Neither does TEPCO…

    • nyarlathotep nyarlathotep

      Though in fact, there's not a lot going on inside the reactors. A bit of molten core residue is probably still clinging to the sides of the rpv, giving of a lot of radiation, but that's about it… Now, beneath the rpv, that's where the true action is – though it's probably not something you want to witness up close.

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    Probably the most truthful thing we've heard out of Tepco or its workers since the start.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    We need more truth tellers…

  • Urban27

    There are fuel melted in one and two.
    The tent around nuber One is making it less vented, so the radioactivity stays more inside, making the radioactivity very high.

    Number Two reactor has no tent, so therefore it is more vented, but the radioactivity is too high in there anyhow.

    IT is a BIG problem, that these exploded buildings cant be reached by the people. It could be something very serious going on – without possibility to check.

    The third reactor – if you can call it that – is all open and exposed. But this reactor building has had a giant explosion. And the highly radioactive fuel have been spread around – in small pieces. These make it impossible to come close. A few seconds close to some little fuel piece, is to much. It can only be monitored by cameras hanging in a crane.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is more like the true state of things.
    Here I add… that the condition of 4..is also not as they project it.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS. I think it is important that the people not fall back into a '"wait and see' position.
    Official answers are not going to be for forthcoming.
    Enenews and many other sister (or brother…lol) sites have dutifully recorded the activities at Fukushima Npp.
    We have been honest and forthright.
    Anyone interested will find a wealth of knowledge here.
    In truth..Fukushima is in severe uncontrolled condition..and those in charge are as corrupt as they seem to be.
    In truth..it breaks our hearts to say so..

    This is the position..one assumes before being "spoonfed".

  • TheWorldIsFüküd

    Although it is nice that this worker contributes to the knowledge of all about this disaster, this information is neither shocking nor surprising.

    I would love to see this article:

    *ENEnews'er Comments on True State of Plant: "Fukushima is an always will be a 'China Syndrome' "

    9.14.12 – An EneNews viewer has shed some light today on the state of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan.

    "Fukushima is the worst Nuclear Disaster in the histry of mankind to date. 3 Nuclear cores, 1 of which was primarily MOX fuel ( a deadlier mixture of uranium and plutonium ) have had 100% Nuclear Meltdowns. The cores than breached containment, via melting and or explosions, thus leading to now coined Nuclear MeltOUT. This implies that the corium (melted nuclear fuel) is outside the containment. Further, even a year and a half after the disaster, TEPCO has no evidence to prove else wise as they cannot locate the coriums. It is implied that by now, the fuel has melted into the ground, and theres no guessing as to how deep underground it has made it. This is a China Syndrome – the worst kind of nuclear disaster. In addition to this, there are multiple spent fuel pools in danger of drying out and melting down – which could lead to a catastrophic release of nuclear fission products equal to 85 times that of the Chernobyl release."

    Yeah – how about them apples…

  • weeman

    It's time for happy 13311 to leave, he has been their a long time, it's time for someone else to hold the torch.
    Happy we are all in debt to you and your comrades, you have played your part well, but it is time for your understudy to take over, do not sacrifice yourself the world needs people like you.
    You are a true hero, thanks

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      umm..If 'Happy' was a real worker..he would have received his 'lifetime dose'..a long time ago ..me thinks..

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Am I the only one skeptical of "Happy?" Since Tepco-Japan-U.S. knows what is happening inside and outside the reactors, and a worker on those reactors would have tales to tell, I believe that this person manning Twitter is as likely to be a worker on the reactors as the possibility that the workers on reactors 3 and 4 are "happy."

  • jackassrig

    Sulfur has the potential of making all kinds of nasty stuff. H2S and H2SO4. Sulfur hates concrete. H2SO4 hates everything. H2S drop dead in 30 seconds and highly corrosive. Oh sh*t what a GD mess.

  • RichardPerry

    What spent fuel there is none in the plant, it is in the ground water headed slowly to the center of the plant.

  • weeman

    If the corium is in the bedrock and it is hot and the surrounding rock is also hot, rock fractures much easier if heated, there for a earthquake could cause a fissor, weakest link.
    On a limb, no proof, is it feasible?
    Has there been reports of sulfur smell in Japan or Asia?

    We must put our collective brains together and come up with ways to deal with the situation, what is done is done, we must put more energy into ways to make the impact as least as possible, we can not return to pre 311, we can talk all day but we need action, it's as if tepco has through its arms in the air and virtually given up this is unacceptable,

  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    O.T. I am watching the return of our dead from the attack in Lybia. Live. This is a sad moment in American history. The death of a US Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, a great one at that. Dead only because he loved the people of Lybia, and was in the service of the United States. And the three others with him. As sad as this day is, I am still conscious and grateful that we can still number our dead one at a time. My fear is that we are entering a time when our dead number will be numbered in the thousands and in the millions. Until that time, each life is precious, and each death is a great loss to us all. Philip

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      Stevens would be saddened now by how this is being reported by mainstream media.

      Few reports are bothering to mention that he – along with the other three staff – were trapped in the Bengazi Embassy safe-room. It filled with smoke as a result of the fire, and they seem to have been asphyxiated. They were in the safe-room because a dozen or so men armed with guns and rocket launchers charged the embassy during the relatively small protest they either organized or used as cover.

      What Stevens would want the world to remember is that the vast majority of Libyans are good people and their fledgling democracy needed help getting started. He stayed there despite the risk posed by a small number of disgruntled militants to make sure the Libyan people finally got their chance. He was there to witness the Libyans voting moderate, rational people into office. The last thing Stevens would want is for the Lybian population to be stereotyped as crazy, U.S.-hating radical muslims. Honor his memory by keeping this sad event in context, despite the unfortunate media spin to the contrary.

      • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

        This points to why a safe room is safe only if the people outside are dumb, and do not know the weak points.