Report: Senior official admits Fukushima plant “out of control” — Tepco then claims he “meant to say something different” (VIDEO)

Published: September 13th, 2013 at 6:06 pm ET
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Xinhua, Sept. 13, 2013: TEPCO official says Fukushima plant situation “out of control” [...] A [Tepco] senior official [...] said Friday that situation in the stricken plant was “out of control,” according to local media. The remark was made by Kazuhiko Yamashita, who holds the executive-level title of fellow, at a meeting with Japanese opposition lawmakers in the city of Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture, said Japan’s Kyodo News. His words came less than a week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured the world at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at Argentina that the situation in the damaged nuclear plant is “under control.” [...]

Euronews, Sept. 13, 2013:  A senior [Tepco] official [...] admitted that the situation there is “not under control”. However, within hours Tepco released a statement saying the official, Kazuhiko Yamashita, meant to say something different. His comments came in response to a question at a meeting with the opposition Democratic Party. The politician asked whether the company considered the situation at the plant to be under control. “I’m sorry, but we consider the situation is not under control,” came the reply from Yamashita. In its subsequent statement, Tepco said what the official meant to say was that there were continuous problems with storage tanks, and when radioactive water leaked out it remained in front of the plant. [...]

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Published: September 13th, 2013 at 6:06 pm ET
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26 comments to Report: Senior official admits Fukushima plant “out of control” — Tepco then claims he “meant to say something different” (VIDEO)

  • W8R W8R

    Did I say we may have destroyed all life on Earth??
    I meant the situation is completely under control.
    In the sense that someone must be in control, but it sure aint us..
    Hell, all our gauges still show normal containment pressures. What do we know…


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    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

      Haha! Their gauges showing normal pressures, haha. You hit my funny bone on that one, thanks. I can just see them pointing to the gauges, all of them broken to bits (by quake/explosions, etc.), but still showing normal readings like a clock that breaks and forever shows the time of the malfunction…


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      • Sickputer

        Re: faked gauges and other Japanese high crimes

        Original Enenewsers remember several episodes of planted 50-year-old radium bottles in Tokyo to deflect suspicions of hotspots; air monitors mounted above the tops of buildings; other monitors placed above freshly scraped topsoil or even better… steel plates over the hot soil. Worst of all was the genocidal act of the Japanese government in withholding computer data (SPEEDI) about the direction of the first week of air fallout:

        "Seiki Soramoto, a lawmaker and former nuclear engineer to whom Prime Minister Naoto Kan turned for advice during the crisis, blamed the government for withholding forecasts from the computer system, known as the System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information, or Speedi.

        “In the end, it was the prime minister’s office that hid the Speedi data,” he said. “Because they didn’t have the knowledge to know what the data meant, and thus they did not know what to say to the public, they thought only of their own safety, and decided it was easier just not to announce it.”

        http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/world/asia/09japan.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


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        • Sickputer

          SP: The Japanese government officials learned genocidal tricks from their World War II ally, the Nazi Germans.

          The Nazis were expert at lulling their victims. A classic example was the wooden clock at the death camp Treblinka. The Nazis installed the sign at the railway depot to reassure nervous arrivals. Time was always set to to 6 o'clock at Treblinka on the painted clock.

          Treblinka was not a concentration camp, it was exclusively designed as an extermination camp, just like five sister facilities in Poland. 800,000 Jews and 50,000 other political prisoners were killed in the early years of World War II. Just a few hundred guards with guns controlled the massacre as the prisoners for the most part went steadily to the gas chambers. Jewish workers extracted the dead bodies (along with any gold teeth) and the Germans ruled with relative impunity until a brave group of prisoners led an uprising August 3, 1943.

          300 escaped and of that number 100 made their way to freedom. There is a lesson to be learned for the Japanese victims still in harm's way. There are no guards with machine guns so escape from radiation hell is not quite as difficult as the genocidal massacre in 1943.

          Good luck Japanese citizens…don't get lulled by the 2013 government assurances about the status of Fukushima.


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Sickputer, and let us not forget the lead shields worn over the radiation badges of workers on site at the Fuku Dai plant.


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  • MichaelV MichaelV

    Friday night is the best time to bamboozle the masses with half truths…they're weekending!


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  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    Don't you just hate it, when officials open their mouths, and have a "Senator John Kerry" moment, and just blurt out the truth. Only to have to immediately backtrack when their bosses find out.


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  • hbjon hbjon

    Move along. There's nothing to see here. No nuclear explosions have occurred in years that we know of. Still no sign of several million pounds of nuclear fuel used to boil water, but everything is under control.

    This release may be in the pipeline for tomorrow…. We've invented technology that will suck up the entire mess and fill a 20 square mile ice tray. Once frozen, we add red, white, and blue food coloring and sell the bomb pops to America. Geez, give me a break. Have the adults arrived there yet?


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    With radiation readings on the rise, we can assume it's out of control. If radiation levels ever go down, someone please wake me and let me know.


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  • SS4U SS4U

    They know perfectly well what is going on at Fukushima.
    There are, however, nuclear plants to be built and I am sure the investors don't want their investments to go south.

    The wealthy and powerful once again are looking out for themselves.

    Do they understand that they will be affected like the rest of us commoners ?


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  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Every time I read one of these headlines it reminds me of a song by the Dead Milkmen:

    Commin' over the first hill
    I felt my body jerk
    The attendant did not strap me in
    I see the loop is up ahead
    This is my last roller coaster ride
    This is my last roller coaster ride
    This is my last ride…..


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Abe's grandfather was the Japanese prime minister who brought the Olympics to Japan the first time. It was his ambition to keep the tradition in the family, a huge source of pride that overrode everything else in his mind. Lying through his teeth to achieve landing the second Olympics in Japan was literally a no-brainer for him. It reminds me of George W Bush invading Iraq because his father had invaded it and didn't finish the job. Family pride in politicians is a monster. They know no boundaries in achieving their goal of satisfaction.


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  • Sol Man

    Try something different? The truth would be refreshing to all.


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  • FXofTruth

    That's Really Funny!
    "The plant is out of control!" – I wouldn't have guessed that fact at all!" Especially after following this mess from 3/11/11 until now! Competent management has had a watch-dog attitude on all dangerous situations at the plant. They have spared no expense to keep workers safe and the local economy. See I can lie ,too!

    Oh but, he meant to say that it WAS in control…so, being out of control REALLY MEANS that the plant is in control…WTF?

    I will agree with this statement – "The plant is in control of the OUT OF CONTROL situation." In other words…"There isn't a fucing thing we can do about anything."

    Abe the idiot says, "Everything is fine, some minor(major) problems but, we have our best (liars) working on the minor(major) problems."

    See, it's all about the listener reading between the lines for bullsh*t. TEPCO is a company the produces bullsh*t at an amazing rate!

    Pouring water on to 3 melted cores is the same as peeing on a tree during a raging forest fire. After going on 3 years of following this circus of idiots, I can safely say, "Wow, 100% dumb people can be in charge and kill everything on the planet and never think twice about doing it!"

    So, it's been confirmed: "The Earth is going to be vacant in about 25 years, of totally all life. Thanks to the Japanese who, saw fit to save a buck and do the least amount of work to stop a Global disaster from happening. Future generations will never have the chance to…


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  • SusanS

    ☢ Fukushima Petitions to Sign & Share! ☢
    ☢ Japan Needs Worldwide Help NOW! ☢

    http://tinyurl.com/FixFuku

    We need a worldwide consortium made up of experts in the field to start brainstorming solutions to what is happening in Fukushima and what can be done to FIX it. We need them NOW. Each country will also need to commit funds to this effort, since it is and will continue to affect the entire planet. The consequences could be the extinction of all life on earth. It is past time to do this. Japan is calling for help and they can not handle it alone.

    ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢


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  • W8R W8R

    We needed a worldwide response 2 1/2 years ago.
    Now we need a worldwide evacuation..
    Once the Pandoras box was opened, they cannot shut it.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Should have known there was a catch when God said he would not flood the world again.


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  • myau

    Incredible statement from unincredulous! Feel a sudden tranquility all over,perhaps all this is meant to be. Thanks.


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    what does "press release" mean? Its a news piece designed for the public, written by the PR team. Look at what people are saying about TEPCO; "bungling; fools; three stooges; clowns" This image comes from press releases. In fact, TEPCO engineers are as smart as any; they pass the same courses. The Brits sent Barbara the judge lady into the fray, which is a sign the world of nuklear is IN ON IT.

    What do we know? Press is largely in the hands of PR, nuclear is big worldwide business with friends in the U.N., WHO, IAEA and all governments! D.O.E. was working on it! So my prediction is that TEPCO is set up as the fall guy so that no matter the outcome, they can still build nuclear plants around the world. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, no brainpower is being spared to come up with solutions. Sure, money may enter into the equation. Still, that new structure is pretty massive, and the nuke companies dont want a fail. This MUST be more of an operation than a drunk fool and a crane.


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