Newly Fukushima Footage from 3/11: I can no longer force my employees to continue… many received ‘high doses’ of radiation -Plant Chief

Published: January 13th, 2013 at 5:28 pm ET
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Title: Worker shortages revealed at nuclear plant after disaster
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Jan. 14, 2013

Worker shortages revealed at nuclear plant after disaster

A manager’s calls for reinforcements to help contain a series of crises at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were ignored, newly released TEPCO teleconference footage has revealed. […]

As the condition of the No. 2 reactor continued to deteriorate, many workers had already been evacuated, with only about 70 remaining. […]

“I can no longer force my employees to continue working,” Yoshida declared [on March 18, 2011], saying many of them had received high doses of radiation.

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Published: January 13th, 2013 at 5:28 pm ET
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8 comments to Newly Fukushima Footage from 3/11: I can no longer force my employees to continue… many received ‘high doses’ of radiation -Plant Chief

  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima operator takes blame for world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years

    FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER 2012

    The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant admitted that its lack of safety and bad habits were behind the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/fukushima-operator-takes-blame-for-worlds-worst-nuclear-accident-in-25-years-8418192.html

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      I don't blame that one individual operator. It is an entire system that is wrong and corrupt and that trains and fosters the same kid of followers. I'm glad he spoke out, but maybe he can do more to help end the corporate nuclear culture!

      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        Don't get caught up by this one man who turns out to have a conscious. This is NOT the faul of any one individual. This is an Industry… a Utility… a huge cultural system that believes they are infalible. (No wonder it is all MEN)! lol. (Maybe Helen Caldicott will relate more to what I'm saying). lol.

  • patb2009

    " world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years."

    No, this is the Worlds worst nuclear accident.

    • SnorkY2K

      Actually, it does appear to be second or third behind the accidents that left the unstable reactors in the arctic ocean during the soviet era which were probably worse than Chernobyl and Fukushima but hidden do to location, mostly successful emission suppression, and long distance from sensors.

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    I can't see anything accidental about it.

    • behappy1

      So true, the ? was when
      not if.
      Same with the next "accident", most of these plants are running past
      what the initial design called for.

      Even the newer ones are just a matter of time

  • behappy1

    To call this an "accident" is like saying
    BP had a "spill" in the gulf.

    Japan has more active volcano's and earthquake fault lines
    then my town has streets, accident, lol