NHK: Experts ‘shocked’ by what they saw in video of Reactor 1 — Radioactive water flowing down side of containment vessel — ‘Fukushima Daiichi’s hidden crisis’ (VIDEO)

Published: January 29th, 2014 at 4:31 pm ET
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NHK’s Nuclear Watch, Jan. 29, 2014 (at 3:30 in): The device transmitted back these images [from Reactor 1] showing radioactive water flowing down the side of the containment vessel [and] contaminated water was gushing out of a broken pipe. Experts analyzed the video and were shocked by what they saw. […] The space between the metal containment vessel and the concrete that surrounds it is only 5 cm – that makes it hard for engineers to get a picture of the [plug?] so they can figure out how to fix it. Managers of Fukushima Daiichi need to find out where radioactive water is coming from in order to proceed with the decommissioning the process. But they are faced with an uphill battle, one that underscores the difficulty of the decommissioning process.

Hiroshi Miyano, professor at Hosei University: It will be extremely difficult to pinpoint the leaks.

NHK: We’ll be giving you a more detailed look at the contaminated water issue at Fukushima Daiichi this weekend on NHK World. Don’t miss our program ‘Radioactive Water: Fukushima Daiichi’s hidden crisis’.

Watch the broadcast here

Published: January 29th, 2014 at 4:31 pm ET
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149 comments to NHK: Experts ‘shocked’ by what they saw in video of Reactor 1 — Radioactive water flowing down side of containment vessel — ‘Fukushima Daiichi’s hidden crisis’ (VIDEO)

  • CaptD CaptD

    Japan is now suffering with a Trillion Dollar Nuclear Eco-Disaster, yet many of their Leaders consider that, in effect, Radiation is "no BIG deal":

    Polluted Ocean, N☢ Problem, it will become less polluted after a while….

    Polluted Fields, N☢ Problem, farmers can remove the radioactive upper layer

    Polluted Air, N☢ Problem, people can wear paper masks for a while

    Polluted Food, N☢ Problem, people should mix the good to dilute the bad

    Polluted Homes, N☢ Problem, people can power wash them clean

    Polluted Schools. N☢ Problem, students and teachers can clean them

    Polluted Cities, N☢ Problem, residents will be able to return soon…


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  • CaptD CaptD

    Japan/Korea Sea contaminated as much as Tokyo bay

    http://fukushima-diary.com/?p=13902

    Some readers may not remember that the Japanese are also dumping the radioactive sludge left over from burning their radioactive debris, into Tokyo Bay so that when it later migrates out into the Pacific Ocean they cannot be "blamed" for dumping radioactive pollution (directly) into the Ocean, which is illegal…

    The Nuclear Mafia Derails Democracy In Japan

    http://www.japansubculture.com/?p=5435


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  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    Shocked…I tell you…SHOCKED….

    No…that happened when #1 blew…


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  • bluetick

    ahhh come on.. looks just like plain filter drinking water to me… not much of a story here. everything is under control, please move on!

    I bet NHK offers me a top job from this comment…hahhaha. see how easy it is to be a lap dog


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