Title: A visit to the plant one year and seven months after the Fukushima accident
Source: Denki Shimbun
Date: Oct. 16, 2012
On October 12 the power plant was shown to a press group one year and seven months after the Fukushima I nuclear power station accident. [...]
This was the fifth time that the power plant site was shown to a press group. There were 45 participants in this visit including members from the overseas and Internet media. [...]
The upper part of the unit 4 reactor building, which had been severely damaged by the hydrogen explosion, was before our eyes. A survey was being conducted prior to work to remove concrete from the upper part of the building. The several cranes used for the work were being controlled remotely by wireless from the main anti-earthquake building. This is a measure to reduce exposure to workers and it is said that this operation requires a high level of skill.
The interior of unit 4 could be seen from the upper part of the unit 3 reactor building. The steel frame was severely crushed. Although video of this scene had been viewed a number of times, the impact of actually seeing this was great. [...]
Hard to tell if the reporter is discussing Unit 3 or 4 being severely crushed. It seems Unit 4, though how could the reporter be in the upper part of Unit 3 to see Unit 4? (See: “The interior of unit 4 could be seen from the upper part of the unit 3 reactor building. The steel frame was severely crushed.”) How did he/she get in Unit 3?
Published: October 16th, 2012 at 10:38 am ET