More Fukushima Footage Released: “We have confirmed a worst situation — Water containing extremely high levels of radiation flowing into sea” (VIDEO)

Published: November 30th, 2012 at 12:57 pm ET
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(Subscription Only) Title: TEPCO shows Fukushima footage leading to tainted water release
Source: Kyodo News
Date: Dec. 1, 2012

TEPCO shows Fukushima footage leading to tainted water release

Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, disclosed Friday additional video recordings of its in-house teleconferences in the early phase of the 2011 disaster, showing tense exchanges between its employees prior to the controversial release of radioactive water into the sea.

A part of about 336 hours of the footage, recorded between March 16 and 23 and March 30 and April 6, 2011, uncovered the difficulties faced by TEPCO to deal with tainted water building up in the basements of the No. 5 and No. 6 reactors.

Former chief of the plant Masao Yoshida told the head office in Tokyo on April 4 that there would not be enough time to make tanks to store radioactive water. [...]

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Among the 336 hours of new footage include scenes from the morning of April 2, 2011, in which TEPCO confirmed leaks of high-level radioactive waters into the sea from Unit 2 after it had experienced a core meltdown. “We have confirmed a worst situation. Water containing extremely high levels of radiation are flowing into the sea,” Masao Yoshida, then manager of the plant, says in the footage.

Via Jiji, Tepco

Watch the videos here (Japanese only)

Published: November 30th, 2012 at 12:57 pm ET
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28 comments to More Fukushima Footage Released: “We have confirmed a worst situation — Water containing extremely high levels of radiation flowing into sea” (VIDEO)

  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    “We have confirmed a worst situation. Water containing extremely high levels of radiation are flowing into the sea,” won't be making it into the news tonight. But I think Lindsy was setup and completely innocent…


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  • Replacant Replacant

    Right after the plant exploded they were denying there were leaks and then used saw dust and cement to plug the leak.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/06/japan-nuclear-fukushima-leak
    At what point does the Japanese Government start real prosecution over the lies and cover up? Oh and what confidence do we have that the leaking has stopped? According to monitoring of the ocean off of Fukushima the radiation hasnt dissipated over the last year. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20990-fukushimas-radioactive-sea-contamination-lingers.html

    Sushi anyone?


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  • Saw dust & cement .. I saw that in a home improvement book at the library, LOL


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  • Sol Man

    Science states that the earth is about 4.6 billion years old. It has taken that long until mankind was here and able to inflict this kind of catastrophic damage. How long does anybody think that it will take to heal from the nuclear age?
    Will humans survive?


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "Water containing extremely high levels of radiation are flowing into the sea."
    So the extremely high levels of radiation TEPCO has actually dumped into the Pacific Ocean is from:
    Unit1 corium, located in the mudrock under Building1.
    Unit2 corium, located in the mudrock under Building2.
    Unit3 corium, located in the mudrock under Building3.
    Unit5 cooling water.
    Unit6 cooling water.
    Still no plan to save the Pacific Ocean seafood fishery Japan?
    Mutant, cesium-loaded Pacific seafood, anyone?


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    I just watched an interview about Dr. Judy Wood and her theory about what happen to the towers on 9/11 and she ends by saying how direct energy, etc could be used for good vs evil and I started thinking if it could possibly be used to eliminate radiation and low and behold today John Hutchinson posted this on Youtube which gives me hope. http://youtu.be/o2J22EXOdz4


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    • Maggie123

      Moonshellblue – will check YT link in a minute – want to thank you for mention of Dr.Judy Wood! I've recently heard 3 extended interviews with her covering the thoughts of her book "Where Did The Towers To?" (Heard one recent interview, was so impressed I went to YT and rounded up a couple more.)

      I've no background to sort through the science of her theory but believe she says she's had no arguments from professional peers. Radical conclusions based on basic but very disciplined problem solving!

      The 2nd thing that impressed me with her discussion was her constant reminder and emphasis on "prob. solving skills". What she says is in different language than I've come across on the skill, but I agree with her it's critical. All of us (as she explains) 'naturally' tend to form conclusions then solve problems in a way that confirms our conclusion.

      She's a sharp thinker in every way, and patient in her style/explanation. I really like her! :)


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    • Maggie123

      Watched the vid – don't fully follow all steps but the Hutchinson's also deserve huge recognition for commitment and potential solution-finding! (Should she be handling that stuff without gloves?)


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      • moonshellblue moonshellblue

        Maggie, I certainly would not but to each their own. Just wondering if you know where I could pick up Dr. Judy Woods book. I went to her web site but did not see it. I'll check again, I'm sure I just missed it. She is such a wonderful person and examines the evidence without making accusations.


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        • Maggie123

          Hi Moonshellblue – I looked for reviews of her book, hoped to find some by similarly qualified and found a fairly lengthy review/discussion at Amazon. I avoided it because I try to avoid Amazon generally but found little of other reviews. (Found a couple of sites dedicated to trashing her work).

          Amazon has the book and the reviews are interesting – a mix of kudos and extensive point by point critical review. So much there I bookmarked it to read more another time: http://www.amazon.com/review/RMK7RECLOQ7TW/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#RMK7RECLOQ7TW.

          Generally, ratings and comments are favorable to enthusiastic, with some cautions of weak points. One reviewer notes a serious flaw of understanding based on what is apparently a well-known 'pool ball' force model. It was all a bit much for me until I spend more time with it.

          Looks like you can get off review page to book order page by link in column on right hand side.

          The book is fairly pricey but then it's rather a 'tome' with many illustrations, so expensive I imagine to print – and unless it makes it to NYT Best Seller list might not come down in price for some time.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I fail to see what caused the "transmuation" or whatever it would be called. What I saw was some laypeople taking measurements using an infrerometer (spelling correct?) There was no explanation of whatever it was they were supposed to be doing, nor what was intended.

        So I fail to grasp the significance of the testing. Too bad they didn't give an explanation of the goal of whatever they were doing — or their "methodology."

        Moonshellblue, would you or someone else please explain in a nutshell what we were observing in the video? It was completely unobvious, at least to me.


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    • gnomesang gnomesang

      i believe this is our real hope to fix things. at least there is some hope…


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  • aigeezer aigeezer

    "tainted water" – they are still minimizing. How about "catastrophically lethal water-look-alike"?


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  • Jebus Jebus

    When is the severity of a crime enough to warrant action?

    Fukushima worst confirmed, radiated children need evacuation

    http://www.examiner.com/article/fukushima-worst-confirmed-radiated-children-need-evacuation

    Fukushima dirty bomb stories leaked, 300,000 children radiated daily

    http://www.examiner.com/article/fukushima-dirty-bomb-stories-leaked-300-000-children-still-being-radiated

    Bridging Chernobyl and Fukushima Vol.1; Inquiries to A. Nesterenko

    http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/

    http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/petitions/

    WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH TO ACT!


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  • Fukushima worst confirmed, radiated children need evacuation
    http://www.examiner.com/article/fukushima-worst-confirmed-radiated-children-need-evacuation

    "As many as 300,000 Japanese children are being radiated daily. The radiation level is increasing.

    Responding to the right to health being violated in Japan, the World Network for Saving Children from Radiation is circulating two urgent petitions for action involving children and radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster as the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to health released a statement saying the Japanese government and TEPCO must do more to help radiation victims from the Fukushima triple meltdown.

    The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, operating in a position not established until this century, reports that Japan and TEPCO must do more to help those exposed to radiation from the Fukushima triple meltdown.

    Grover urges Japan “to heed people’s voices in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster,” and to expand monitoring of nuclear radiation effects on people’s health."


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  • JustmeAlso

    The transport of radioactive materials in this manner is (of course) not mentioned by the WNA.. Well, looks like another lie: ''There have been accidents over the years, but never one in which a container with highly radioactive material has been breached, or has leaked. ''
    http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf20.html


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  • Bottom line: we all get irradiated and noone is to blame. I'm assuming everyone is enjoying their lives right now. The death figures will roll in, China will build more nuke plants, Obama will fail to get the picture, there will be accidents and we'll get it on the West Coast and elsewhere. What a world ….

    Fukushima plant chief defied TEPCO headquarters to protect workers
    Previous Article
    TEPCO failed to respond to dire warning of radioactive water leaks at Fukushima
    December 01, 2012
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201212010043


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  • ftlt

    I really believe, it is time to start plotting graphically for all to see – the time lines of human population growth, cost of war, environmental degradation (spieces extinctions, mining depletion [of water and minerals], deforestation etc.), pollution and climate change juxtaposed with technological, industrial and scientific advancement…

    We are rapidly passed a point where human technology's, industry's and science's so-called advancements are more dangerous than they are good… The tooting of the advancement horns are too often drowning out the crys of damage – they do… They are killing us and the planet unless some type of restaint is applied to them..

    If we are to survive as a planet, we must stop, measure and realize this…


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    • +1 +1

      "The collective priorities for human life are universal."

      "The price we are paying for not paying attention to what is really happening is that our true wealth is being destroyed."
      – Daley


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      • Agreed. The educated aware are unfortunately so fragmented in their specialist knowledge to see the complete destruction of the planet because of the nature of modern civilization. One cannot overemphasise this crucial point. Please take as a critical illustration the cause of the ongoing Fukushima Catastrophe. Will the barons Or even all enenewsers critically agree if I say it was caused by the cumulative effects of dams of the world? Please please read, as an example, my account of the Japanese Tunnel Collapse and the charred bodies and the fire, tracing the cause to the climate changer, the dams at http://predictingquakes.blogspot.com
        at http://collateralsofclimatechange.blogspot.com
        and associated URLS therein and please give your best opinion, including those who are specialists(!):This tragedy is in line with a series of serious life and death disasters(for those involved and others who will be in future) caused by dams. Google search for Predicting Earthquakes/Ramaswami Ashok Kumar and check out the unfolding pralaya like situations. The surges induced by the world's dams are traveling around through the earth in surge waves causing earthquakes and related events like infrastructure collapses by a nuclear effect that caused the Fukushima ongoing catastrophe. More Fukushimas around the world are certain to occur because of this phenomenon which has rigid scientific validity. These are all preceded by deep focus earthquakes also triggered by the dams.
        Truth out?


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