Mr. Yastel Yamada, a retired engineer and founder of the Fukushima Skilled Veterans Corps
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Filmed: July 30, 2012
Uploaded on: Sept. 27, 2012
Mr. Yastel Yamada, a retired engineer and founder of the Fukushima Skilled Veterans Corps: Just after [the Three Mile Island] accident there was some exposure, then in 3-4 years it decreases, then during fuel removal you have much more exposure.
That’s quite normal. Meaning as you can imagine, workers work very close to the fuel.
Now we have to consider what will be in Fukushima, this is Tepco’s estimation, they estimate only 5 years [into the future]… they say now last year they needed such number of workers, but now the future necessities are much less. But if you compare, those periods [Tepco's first 5 years] are only this period [left half of Three Mile Island chart].
After 10 years when the [fuel] debris removal starts, then the exposure to radiation must be serious, but no one talks about that.
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Published: September 30th, 2012 at 6:45 pm ET