Fukushima Voice, May 28, 2014: Mako Oshidori in Düsseldorf “The Hidden Truth about Fukushima” [...] The lecture, given in Japanese [on March 8, 2014] and translated into English.
- Moderator: My name is Mariko. Welcome to a lecture by Mako Oshidori. [...] A huge earthquake, followed by tsunami and the nuclear accident, has become an unprecedented disaster for the Japanese as well as the rest of the world. Moreover, this accident is not only out of control but continues to be in critical state. [...]
- Mako Oshidori: I am actually a journalist with the highest attendance rate at the TEPCO press conference. [...] in 2013 when the Japanese central government decided to begin to restart nuclear power plants, the government placed a watch on me [...] a piece of paper was distributed with a list of names [...] such as the former prime minister Naoto Kan [...] A researcher who was given the list and told not to approach anybody on it was friendly with me and told me the list included my name. Soon after that a mysterious man began to follow me. [...]
Deformed ‘Stack’ Near Units 1 & 2
- Oshidori: I would like to talk about the current status of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This is a chimney called a “stack” [...] one of the places that I consider the most dangerous. It is 120 m tall. In December 2013, it was discovered the highest radiation level, 25 Sv/h, at the bottom of the stack. [...] humans cannot go near it. The problem gets worse. TEPCO discovered deformities on 4 sides at 60 of the 120 meter height [...] Some are totally severed. Ordinarily, this should be immediately repaired, but the bottom of the stack is 25 Sv/h [...] they can’t do anything about it. What TEPCO is doing about this is they have appointed workers to constantly watch it. [...] Workers on site are very worried about whether it would fall onto the reactor buildings. If it ever fell on Unit 1 or 2, all the workers would have to evacuate [...] and it could lead to a severe accident necessitating evacuation [...]
Published: June 3rd, 2014 at 4:39 pm ET