Fukushima Workers: Plant ‘set to collapse’ from another quake or tsunami — “Critically vulnerable… completely fragile”

Published: March 9th, 2013 at 1:09 am ET
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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.” [...]

See also: Japan Diplomat: Ground underneath Fukushima Unit 4 is sinking -- More than 30 inches in some areas -- Now in danger of collapse (VIDEO)

Published: March 9th, 2013 at 1:09 am ET
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17 comments to Fukushima Workers: Plant ‘set to collapse’ from another quake or tsunami — “Critically vulnerable… completely fragile”

  • byron byron

    From day 4 or so we've not heard about numbers 5 and 6. What about SFP there? Did they just go back into pump water to cool mode? The charts that originally came out listed how many tons were stored there. Do we have two more meltdowns plus SFP if it has to be abandoned?


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    • We Not They Finally

      We've always wondered about reactors 5 & 6 because no one has said that they are O.K.! Are we even sure what they were USED for? One cannot escape suspicions of secret military use — hardly just to provide electricity to the local residents! And Yoichi Shimatsu has outright said that parts of that plant were used for uranium enrichment for weapons. More info would be welcome.


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  • razzz razzz

    "I would evacuate.”

    I hear Mars is nice this time of year or the Moon has a nice view of Earth.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Razzz That kind of evacuation might take some friendly Arcturians
      or at least higher consciousness or the result of full strands of DNA which would create super beings….It would be great to be able to clear off the planet but is there time??? We do have slight problems with Oceans food chains and idiots who claim to be running this world on behalf of the 1% of the 1&.However I doubt anyone is doing anything but destroying our beautiful earth…..It reminds me of Science fiction nightmares…Since march 2011 we have been living in BE before the end.


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      • Usefulbreather

        I think you are correct, except that it hasn't been since March 2011, it began prior to that. In April 2010, they set off the Oil Bomb that destroyed the World's 11th largest body of water and the seafood basket of the nation…the Gulf of Mexico. It is also threatening to cause a Methane Hydrate explosion event if the Sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana is any kind of omen.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    It's already horrible with three meltdowns, I'd evacuate now, and evacuate United States as it's directly downwind.


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  • pcjensen

    Chernobyl on steroids is what it will have acted like in the final analysis. Big, glowing, green, dripping toxic radiation Godzilla. Iodine tabs, secure shelters, uncontaminated food and water… how do extremely large numbers of people cope with that? Many have already been affected, but may not realize it yet. Many more than died form Chernobyl will die from Fukushima.

    huh. Maybe those underground shelters built by govs ought be opened up for anyone who cares to try that.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Please understand that the most deadly of all elements in this world is plutonium. The plume that went over north america and the rest of the world after the initial explosions at fukeshima march 2011 can spread plutonium all over the world. A single molecule of plutonium can kill.Its only a question of time.Already it probably is not a good idea to fly.This disaster changes everything.Has the NRC has nuclear energy been dealt with as it should have been by closing all nuclear reactors before the Carrington effect that comes from Solar flares shutting down the worlds electric grid causing massive melt downs all over the world.Is anyone up to dealing with the dangers of Radiation Or would the worlds leaders prefer to be quiet and hide.


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  • Spirit Wings Spirit Wings

    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.

    This is NEWS??? There must be a time warp. And it has been lethal for so many.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Look they opened the pandoras box of mass anihilation in order to make fortunes for themselves heating water with DR Death and making nuclear war heads . Now the unthinkable has come to pass.They continue to lie coverup..They will have to answer not to mankind but to the creator….That time is quickly approaching.Have your bucket lists ready….Get down what you have most wished for.Helen Caldicott.com is hosting a major symposium in NYC the 11th and 12th of march. You can listen it at her website free if you cant make it to NYC NY time 9am to 5pm monday and tuesday.Its on Fukeshima and beyond.


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    • We Not They Finally

      .Helen Caldicott.com is hosting a major symposium in NYC the 11th and 12th of march. You can listen it at her website free if you cant make it to NYC NY time 9am to 5pm monday and tuesday.Its on Fukeshima and beyond.


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  • Spirit Wings Spirit Wings

    That is awesome, Majia. Could someone post the link to the blog for newcomers please?


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