Journalist: Tepco whistleblower says Reactor 4 “very unstable and dangerous” — More people are concerned about situation
Tweets by @minorucchu, journalist and former secretary to the prime minister of Japan, translated by Fukushima Diary:
Jan 31, 2012
Tonight, a diet lawmaker asked me to take a contact with a Tepco manager who whistle-blew about the situation of the SFP of reactor 4. He is from an engineering department. I took contact with the whistle-blower immediately. More people are concerned about the situation of reactor 4.
Jan 31, 2012
A Tepco manager from engineering department showed this map of the fifth top floor of reactor 4. This is confidential. When 311 happened, it was in periodic checkup, large cranes or other heavy facilities were gathered too much. The weight constitution is inverse pyramid, very unstable and dangerous.
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