More ‘Photoshop’ at Fukushima? Tepco finishes soundness inspection of Unit 4 (PHOTOS)

Published: February 13th, 2013 at 3:54 pm ET
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Title: Results of the Fourth Soundness Inspection of Unit 4 Reactor Building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Source: TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
Date: February, 13, 2013

The area is also obscured in this September 2012 photo:

See also: Tepco Alters Again: "We replaced photo for physical protection of nuclear materials"

Published: February 13th, 2013 at 3:54 pm ET
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25 comments to More ‘Photoshop’ at Fukushima? Tepco finishes soundness inspection of Unit 4 (PHOTOS)

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    It should be clear to everyone that TEPCO was hiding an al-Qaeda training facility on the ground level floor of the Reactor 4 building. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a Salafi-jihadist militant group and U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. These terrorists were flown over from Mali to learn how to construct dirty bomb vests and then supplied with the raw material directly from TEPCO – 'Hot off the grill' as it were.

    The secret TEPCO terrorist training facility was easy to hide before the tsunami – they just had trucks back in the enclosed loading area built just outside the constantly Photoshopped door. I would bet there was all kinds of Arabic writing that talked about nuclear Jihad and death to America. You just *know* TEPCO was making a fortune. Bonus: they got rid of a bunch of high-level radioactive waste.


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    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) anne

      So many people are suffering from this tragedy. I can't see any humour in your remarks. Please respect the suffering of so many people. The nuclear industry is responsible for this tragedy. They need to take responsibility and close down every nuclear reactor on earth and never build any more.

      Every meltdown should be adequate warning to stop the nuclear madness, every mutation, every radiation induced death.

      As long as nuclear reactors have not been outlawed worldwide forever, the radiation will continue to increase around the world, the earth will continue to heat up and horrific storms and drought will cause even more starvation and suffering, as well as radiation poisoning.


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      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        TEPCO has repeatedly mocked anyone's right to know what happened there. It goes well beyond blatant disregard for basic human rights – they are rubbing their arrogance in your face, Anne. They have way more representation in Washington D.C. than you do, so you can expect nothing from the U.S. government besides giggles and snickers. They enjoy watching TEPCO slapping around peons and baiting them with 'nuclear secrets'.

        I respect your desires to repeatedly post wishful generalities about the industry and fantasy of shutting down every reactor on earth. Don't invoke some 'respect the suffering' nonsense on me when I chose to mock the TEPCO criminals responsible for that misery and their enablers in the U.S. government.


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      • Jay

        Dear Anne ,

        Paveway's humor was a direct jab at how information and 'understanding' occure now in Japan main Media and Government/TEPCO statements : is has flows to be polite .

        But waite , we have even a greater problem specially if you live on Earth : 62.7 % of the Japanese voters last month brought in the office a pro-nuclear party . Enough said about they could Also belife the Al-Qaeda story …

        And considering that the entire Northern Hemisphere is F****d , the humor is not dark enough …


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Yep, looks like something changed or enhanced in that part of the photo …an area of smooth pixels next to a section of pixels effected with the "noise" filter.


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  • RememberThis RememberThis

    They do suck at Photoshop…just like everything else.


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  • Replacant Replacant

    Thats too true, if they cant photoshop evidence away in a convincing manner, what does that say about their other "technical skills"?


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Daiichi #4 is plagued by no-see-ums.


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  • cgrl

    Sometimes you do need humor to deal. *sigh* It doesn't negate all the other feelings surrounding this tragedy. And TEPCOs history in "duct tape & photoshop" is like something out of a Marx Bros or Three Stooges flick http://coconutgirlwireless.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/tepcos-most-powerful-radionuclide-leak-preventor-duck-brand-duct-tape/


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  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    They covered up the graffiti that said "screw TEPCO".


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  • We Not They Finally

    We've never seen ANY photo of reactor 4 that did not looked like twisted metal beams of a hollowed out building on a demolition site. We keep getting warned that it might sink into the ground or blow up, but no one has confirmed what already HAS happened and probably quite early on. The fuel pools are supposed to be endangered in this building, but where are they even supposed to BE? EVERY photo of that building has looked like a freak show, so it's a little late to start sanitizing photos and expecting anyone to believe it.


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  • kongrufus kongrufus

    While the comments do seem to veer off topic a bit, i would still like to add my two cents to the debate about humor in this thread.

    In a couple of my extremely rare comments i have actually suggested to use humor to catch people's attention and make them aware of the dangers of Big Nuclear. And indeed, if it wasn't such a serious topic, the way the industry handles itself (as evident in the publishing of these photos) really IS the stuff of comedy.

    When used correctly, humor can be a powerful tool. Satire has brought down more than one politician over the years.

    No matter how serious we all (myself included) would like to keep the Public MSM Debate about Nuclear, facts are that humans are humans – and a product of these times at that! Today, people don't bother with facts and numbers. They want their news to be light and delivered fast, preferrably with some comic relief once in a while to make them forget any bad news.

    I say we use that to our advantage. A humorous yet fact-based campaign against nuclear will stick just as easy as a pro-nuclear one in the minds of people whose biggest concerns are fuel prices, interest rates etc.

    It might be a long-term plan, but i see no short-term plan that will work without at least one more accident to grab the public attention.

    Last year i used to say to friends worrying about that end-of-the-world-thing that they didn't need to worry – "It happened last year, 11th of march… We just won't see it until 50…


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    • kongrufus kongrufus

      …years from now." That comment made more of my friends curious than any other 'lecture' i had given them, including the grim statistics from the Chernobyl-report (the Belorus/Ukranian collaboration of course, not IAEAs miserable excuse).

      I think it is possible to spread the word about Big Nuclear if we decide to use (respectful) humor and catchy slogan-type punch-lines. Like it or not, the sheeple likes it that way :-)


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  • DOESN'T TEPCO REALIZE that posting just one (1) photoshopped image completely destroys the credibility of all "real" photos? It is amazing to me that this outlaw company is stil trying to sham all they can. What a piece of garbage Tepco is. Tragic.


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  • weeman

    Is it possible that they are removing spent fuel rods from SFP they did say this would be done in secret, just wishful thinking, reading about Chernobyl the whole containment dropped into building is it possible the SFP at Fukushima dropped to ground level?.


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  • Jay

    Humor ?!

    My worst worry about Fukushima is that the radiation will cause the Japanese pretty girls to start growing Fur !!

    Would That convince the Japanese as well to vote out nuclear power ? Besides Al-Qaeda , of course …


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    They are trying to deny..this area even exists.

    http://cdn1.alexanderhiggins.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/TEPCO-Handout-Fuksuhima-Reactor-4-Image-2.jpg

    It's directly..below the spent fuel pool
    May 26 2012

    Tepco Has No Plan To Deal With Fukushima Collapse That Threatens Civilization.

    http://www.infowars.com/tepco-no-plan-to-deal-with-a-fukushima-collapse-that-threatens-civilization/


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  • voltscommissar

    Here in Australia, an electric utility recently sent a great-looking photo of a badly splintered and decayed wooden power pole to the regulatory authorites. The pole's photograph looked fantastically good, compared to reality, just because of the JPEG compression factor: the subtle blurring effect of even moderately compressed jpegs can have its own, instant "photoshop effect", and can thus mislead regulatory authorities, at least those who lazily stay seated at their desk reading reports instead of venturing out into the real world to investigate wrongdoing.

    Please bear this in mind when viewing any digital photograph captured using compression algorithms.


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