Japan Newspaper: New 3/11 footage reveals “highly radioactive liquid” from Fukushima reactor leaked into sea (VIDEO)

Published: December 3rd, 2012 at 12:57 pm ET


Title: New N-crisis video made available
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Dec. 2, 2012

[...] The 336 hours of new footage include scenes from conferences in which TEPCO confirmed leaks of highly radioactive liquid into the sea from the No. 2 reactor at its plant in Fukushima on the morning of April 2, 2011.

“We have confirmed a worst-case situation. Water containing extremely high levels of radiation is flowing into the sea,” Masao Yoshida, then manager of the plant, says in the footage released Friday. [...]

The newly disclosed footage covered video conferences held in the period from 12:02 a.m. on March 16 to 3:26 a.m. on March 23, 2011, and those from 3:31 a.m. on March 30 to 12:01 a.m. on April 6 the same year.

In late January 2013, TEPCO will make more footage available, covering conferences held March 23-29 and April 6-11, 2011. [...]

Watch the footage here (Japanese only)

Published: December 3rd, 2012 at 12:57 pm ET


10 comments to Japan Newspaper: New 3/11 footage reveals “highly radioactive liquid” from Fukushima reactor leaked into sea (VIDEO)

  • RichardPerry

    When things settle down at Fukushima will the people, companies and government that have knowingly misled and or lied about the dangers of the situation from radiation be put on criminal trial and sued by harmed parties for losses and health problems, maybe a class action suit would work the best.

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    • sentinelle sentinelle

      Considering the amount of decades, if not centuries needed for things to "settle down at Fukushima" there will be no one with a personal memory of the event to be held accountable.

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    What is going on here with Tepco's sharing of all this old footage from late March and early April 2011 with the Asahi Shimbun and Jiji?

    How much of the footage has actually been released and who has access to it?

    Will it reveal anything new?

    There had been reports of radioactive water "spills" from unit 2 early on in 2011. Is this really new news?

    What is the point of the video release? Did citizens demand its release or was it simply turned over to the press?

    I don't have answers but wonder what people think is going on….

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      maybe they have to lift the lid a little? From the latest medical reports, it's obvious they're in serious trouble. Further denial only puts-off the inevitable: securing international assistance and remediation funds…

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    • "What is going on here…?"

      I agree majia, there's something going on.

      I believe it's part of the 'delay info, no info, old info, misleading info' campaign.

      ;) It's verbal magic tricks or a misdirection tactic to keep the public 'thinking' that they are informed.

      A friend of mine did make a good point the other day though. Saying that if this were in Russia there would be no web cam. I think he's probably right. So at least we have that… for now.

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    • Thanks ChasAha and Aftershock

      That UN visit was rather interesting, especially since it contradicted the claims of the WHO that no increased risks of cancer would occur outside the Fukushima area…

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  • razzz razzz

    At the video link on the right hand side vid menu selection, there are some videos of a refueling operation from SFP to reactor insertion and the removal of the lids and steam dryer.

    It is interesting because some of the videos show the ruined SFP ponds underwater shots. Don't know how they will ever remove some of those assemblies with all the rubble on them and debris jamming them in the racks.

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  • Bleifrei Bleifrei

    the truth pushes slowly to light.
    increasing diseases, weakened immune system due to
    radiation illness, cancer.
    economic performance will suffer, and some millions of ill will, in their own country die in agony, without adequate help, no face no honor in japan government..
    but the worst part is they do not learn ..
    they make it worse and worse
    and they have no strategy, which brings improvement

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