‘Happy’ Fukushima nuclear plant worker interviewed: “It’s like a war zone”

Published: May 5th, 2013 at 8:23 pm ET
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May 5, 2013 report in the Tokyo Shinbun translated by EXSKF:

Worker Who Tweeted from Fukushima I Nuke Plant, and His Two Years of Being Jerked Around by TEPCO and Government

He worked at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant since the beginning of the nuclear accident and tweeted the situation. His tweets as “Happy” are followed by more than 70,000 people. [...] he told us what he thought during the past two years of his effort to control the situation.

It’s like a war zone.

When the hydrogen explosion happened in the Reactor 3 building on March 14, 2011, “Happy” was working nearby. The ground shook with deafening explosion, and debris rained on him.

“I may die here.”

It was like a war zone. Smoke rose from the reactor building, and there were people who were coated with black soot, and whose protection gear was bloody. People were shouting. It didn’t seem real. [...]

Full report here

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

Published: May 5th, 2013 at 8:23 pm ET
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