Japan Prime Minister reveals shocking lack of knowledge about his Fukushima claims: Asks plant’s chief, “Where is the 0.3 km² area?” — Had promised contamination “perfectly blocked” inside 0.3 km² area of port

Published: September 20th, 2013 at 12:54 pm ET
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Kyodo News, Sept. 20, 2013: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assurances to the international community that radioactive water is being contained inside the port of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have come without him knowing exactly which area he was talking about.Abe told the International Olympic Committee earlier this month the “influence of the contaminated water is completely blocked within the 0.3 square-kilometer area of the plant’s port.” [...] during a visit to the Fukushima complex Thursday, he asked the plant’s chief Akira Ono in the presence of reporters, “Where is the 0.3 (square-km area)?” prompting Ono to point to the relevant area. [...]

The Japan Times, Feb. 19, 2013: During Tokyo’s final pitch to the International Olympic Committee on Sept. 7, Abe declared that “the situation (at the Fukushima plant) is under control” and “effects from the contaminated water have been perfectly blocked within the (artificial) bay” next to the wrecked nuclear complex. On Thursday, as he faced reporters after addressing the workers, Abe repeated the controversial remarks almost word for word, saying the “effects from the contaminated water have been perfectly blocked within the bay.”

See also: Japan Nuclear Expert: I was "flabbergasted" by Olympic speech -- Fukushima reactors are actually destroyed and constantly leaking in ocean -- Contamination dumping into sea -- PM: "It's contained in 0.3 km² area of harbor"

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25 comments to Japan Prime Minister reveals shocking lack of knowledge about his Fukushima claims: Asks plant’s chief, “Where is the 0.3 km² area?” — Had promised contamination “perfectly blocked” inside 0.3 km² area of port

  • dosdos dosdos

    If Abe really wants to end harmful rumors, he should close his mouth and issue the government, the medical hierarchy, and Tepco orders to give a full and honest disclosure to the press.


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    • We Not They Finally

      He thinks that he IS ending "harmful rumors." He's doing it by passing the Security Secrets Act making it illegal to give out accurate information.

      Otherwise he doesn't care. This is a person without a conscience.


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  • Those, like PM Abe, will always claim 'it's not my fault'.

    Because…

    I was lied to.
    I was misinformed.
    I just didn't know.

    They will say, 'it's regrettable' at some point.

    ;)
    This will go on for decades, if not centuries.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Look up Yoichi Shimatsu on Shinzo Abe being the one who BROUGHT the MOX fuel to Japan, at that time supposed to be illegal. And pushed whatever secret nuclear programs Japan could do.

      No one lied to him. He lied to everyone else. He feels no need to make up stories. He's not a puppet. He's a main player. He's one of the most dangerous men in the world.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Perfectly blocked..how so?
    Let's see this marvel feet of engineering.

    Abe has no concept of the layout..but can say the port is perfectly blocked..
    How so?

    Abe running a bluff..getting the masses to be concerned with the condition of the port..
    When in fact..the contaminated water is being channeled outside the port..

    Tepco to discharge bypass groundwater to “outside” of Fukushima plant port
    Sept 8 2013

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/09/tepco-to-discharge-bypass-groundwater-to-outside-of-fukushima-plant-port/

    The condition of these ditches during the recent typhoon can be seen here..

    [Photo] Collapsed sandbag dam of 300m3 leakage area due to the Typhoon

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/09/photo-collapsed-sandbag-dam-of-300m3-leakage-area-due-to-the-typhoon/

    PS.
    JP Gov “There is no technology to remove Tritium from contaminated water”/Appeal international world for technology

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/09/jp-gov-there-is-no-technology-to-remove-tritium-from-contaminated-waterappeal-international-world-for-technology/


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    …he deserves to have his name spelled wrong..and so much more..

    Tepco apologizes for botching Abe’s name on suit
    Sept 20 2013

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/20/national/tepco-apologizes-for-botching-abes-name-on-suit/#.UjyTCUnnbIU


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Most pro-nukers, you will find, enjoy a "shocking lack of knowledge" about nuclear "accidents".

    ;)

    The radiation from Fukushima is not contained even within the entire Pacific Ocean.

    The radiation from Fukushima is not contained even within the entire Northern Hemisphere.

    ALL Pacific Ocean Seafood is unsafe to eat any longer.

    All Japanese exports of food must be banned by the world community.

    (You GO, S. Korea!)

    All Japanese exports must be banned by the world community.

    US must ban all Japanese imports.

    ePa/nRc be WARNED:
    Lots of people now have geiger counters.
    Many private citizens have purchased and learned to use rather sophisticated radiation monitoring equipment.
    If the ePa refuses any longer to PROTECT the environment…
    If the nRc refuses any longer to REGULATE its nuclear industry masters,
    Then it falls to the PEOPLE to PROTECT the environment.
    Then it falls to the PEOPLE to put an end to the nuclear industry.
    (And we shall do so.)

    Nuclear Industry: Your days are numbered.

    Nuclear Power actually ended (as history will show 100 years from now) the day Fuku Unit3 blew sky high.

    (All of this stuff that is going on now is simply the aftermath of that momentous event which killed nuclear energy forever.)


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    • We Not They Finally

      PUN, on board with you. And yes, pro-nukers are totally in denial. But anti-nukers face denial too. The cataclysmic harm done ongoing by the nuclear industry not even being ADDRESSED in time, much less curtailed. We don't KNOW that we have a future. We just really really HOPE so.

      And that has to be a GOOD thing. Yet people HAVEN'T fought back. The new EPA standards, some of them, now allow for 27,000 times more than is safe (as per Michael Collins of enviroreporter.com.) So San Onfre was scratched and that's great. Vermont Yankee was scratched and that's great.

      But still wonder where we're all headed. Want to really really HOPE it's better, but it's a very steep curve to combat.

      But let's all watch St. Louis. 108 times background radiation!! Likely it was that the landfill fire reached the huge nuclear waste dump. Someone else posted that the CDC just order 2.79 million doses from the Amgen corp. a medicine meant to combat loss of white blood cells from radiation cancer treatment. Don't know, can't know, but "by coincidence," 2.79 million just HAPPENS to be the population of greater St. Louis!

      Note that just THREE times background radiation is supposed to be haz-mat conditions. This is ONE HUNDRED EIGHT times. So let's at least see if there is any notice, publicity or help for St. Louis. Or if a major American city will be just anther sacrifice to secrets and lies.

      Meanwhile, keep educating, PUN! A great thing to do.


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      • byron byron

        PLEASE.Let's get this 108 corrected.NETC St.Luis is CPM of Beta. Is 1 CPM background? That's what it would have to be in order for St.Luis to be 108 TIMES background. Hard to believe that normal Beta radiation background would be 1 CPM.
        ..
        It now shows a reading of 52 with an average of 76. Lowest reading is 11 and highest reading is 227. Does that mean that at one point St.Louis was 227 times background Beta?


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      • We Not They Finally, not trying to belittle the St. Louis situation, but you need to know that different detectors count differently. At one point geiger-mueller tubes available to the public were relatively similar and so 100 cpm would be a level of concern. Check this 40 second video of a multi pixel photon counter using iPad software. While showing nearly 280 cpm, it only reads .048 µSv/hr which is half of my background Vancouver Canada of .11 µSv/hr. While this counter is cutting edge technology, it does not measure beta and so you are getting a count of gamma radiation. The subject is quite technical but its important to be accurate to avoid being accused of being a chicken little. Peace

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNBZ-MdW84


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Man the truth is a very ugly uncomfortable place to be for some of us…


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  • Cisco Cisco

    TEPCO’s Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) …good propaganda! They are still ahead in the disinfo war.

    The ALPS currently soon to be working when they fix the corrosion holes, is a sham. It is as technologically “advanced” and effective as incineration. In fact, they pretty much both work the same way; in that, they move the radionuclides to somewhere else.

    ALPS: Contaminated water is passed thru a series of filters collecting some radionuclide particulates. The rest of the water, still highly radioactive, is flushed out; and, in the case of Fuku, into the sea. Now, what to do with concentrated, very high radioactive filters?

    You can’t filter radionuclides. Simplistically…all you can is move them to somewhere else.

    Incineration captures and concentrates radionuclides in the ash. The atomized radionuclides exit the incinerator thru smokestacks pushing highly concentrated radionuclides into the atmosphere. What to do with the concentrated, highly radioactive active ash? They dump the ash into Tokyo Bay.

    It would be constructive to put a hole in this self serving propaganda that TEPCO or anyone or anything can effectively filter radioactive water, reducing it to even acceptable JNRA/USNRC standards. This is preposterous and lots of educated folks know it.

    TEPCO says the ALPS won't filter Tritium. That's a legally true statement, but disingenuous, because they know the ALPS can't filter dozens of other equally and even more dangerous…


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    As Buckwheat used to say:
    "You said a mouth full."
    ;)


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Japan PM Abe doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.
    Let's just say it like it is:
    You lie, Abe.


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    • We Not They Finally

      PhilipUpNorth, people as psychopathically delusional as Abe about their own power, don't CARE about lying. They care about their own power and have no conscience about anyone else.

      What is uniquely horrific about Japan is that it is well into genocide of their own people, ALL of them. And that homicide is morphing into suicide.

      So I'd be shocked to learn that Abe cares about the whole REST of the world living or dying at all. Far more likely that he does NOT.

      So calling him a liar is yes, true, but also may make no difference. What WOULD at this point? Maybe large-scale teach-ins showing people how to protect themselves against radiation? Would love to see you, PUN, and many other knowledgable people who post here, spearheading that.


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  • Steve_G Steve_G

    In the parlance of everyday folks, Abe and his cohorts need a good shit-kicking!


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  • Nigwil

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2013/images/south_discharge_130920-3-j.pdf

    Very odd that the highest All-B count of 520 Bq/L (like half a Sievert!) is at a location that seems to be almost up-slope from the tank farm.

    Google:
    37°25'07.86" N 141°01'41.62" E

    (To align this view with the pix in the pdf, rotate the Google view so North is towards left of the view )

    If you follow that drain from the tank farm south downstream it connects with another bigger stream coming down the hill. That stream flows straight across the beach into the formerly-Pacific Ocean about 300 metres south of Abe's '0.3 square-kilometer area of the plant’s port' secure area.

    So there is no way that water is contained by anything except the poor Prime Minister's imagination, Asia, North and South America, Antarctica and Australasia. Nice one uncle Abe!


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Prime Minister Abe is like so many wealthy people. Having found success in achieving wealth, or power, or both they believe their opinion is better than the opinions of those without power or wealth or whatever success they have achieved. A wealthy business consultant suddenly believes that everything he thinks and what comes out of his or her mouth is better than what is heard from poor people or those with less power. Its called arrogance. A word of enlightenment: If you became wealthy by being a good salesmen, all that means is that you are a good salesman. I have no more interest in your opinion about philosophy or religion than I might have in the opinion from a bag lady in Detroit or New York. Surprise! … and that applies to your opinion about nuclear power, PM Abe. For that matter, I don't give 2 cents for Obama's opinion on that subject, either. Abe, please schedule a meeting with Mr. Gunderson. Have a sleep over. Roast some marshmallows, have a bar-b-que. Just keep your mouth shut and LISTEN.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I would like to tell the PM if was in his ass he would know. Tell him the answer lies in George Bush's "free speech zone" and see where he starts to look.


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