Title: Fukushima plant ‘set to collapse’ from another quake or tsunami
Source: The Australian
Authors: Rick Wallace and Tomohiko Suzuki
Date: March 9, 2013
Fukushima plant ‘set to collapse’ from another quake or tsunami
The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant remains critically vulnerable to a new quake or tsunami two years after the tragedy [...]
Senior workers at the plant, including members of the so-called Fukushima 50, have pointed to dangerous vulnerabilities in a series of exclusive, in-depth interviews with The Weekend Australian in Japan. [...]
While the world has largely quit worrying about the nuclear plant, nuclear engineer Daisuke Sakamoto (not his real name) is among a group of workers saying another tragedy of global proportions could be just around the corner, should a new quake or tsunami strike.
“What remained intact after the disaster is completely fragile and when the next one comes it’s going to collapse,” he told The Weekend Australian.
“It (the plant) remains very vulnerable. I’m sorry, but if it happened again, I would evacuate.” [...]
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Published: March 9th, 2013 at 1:09 am ET