Report: Undated animation shows Japan gov’t nuke experts must have known Fukushima was a melt-through (VIDEO)

Published: July 26th, 2011 at 6:26 am ET
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Melt-Through Simulation Created by Japan’s METI Well Before #Fukushima, EX-SKF, July 22, 2011:

This animation was created by the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, a government corporation under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (which regulates the nuclear industry), to train Senior Specialists for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness on the severe accident of loss of cooling, using a Mark-1 Boiling Water Reactor. [...]

The accident sequence in the animation [was] exactly what happened at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

They must have known all along that it was not even a meltdown but melt-through. [...]


At 2:30 in

[...] Corium melts through the concrete floor of the pedestal and drops to the floor of the Containment Vessel. [...]

The animation has this reassuring message at the end: “Even if it gets to the worst case scenario (that you’ve just seen), we are trying our best to learn and upgrade our skills [...]“

Read the report here.

Published: July 26th, 2011 at 6:26 am ET
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