At 2:00 in
Kenichi Ohmae, Tepco advisory committee member and designer of Fukushima Daiichi reactor core: After the accident I pointed out the possibility that the bottom of the PCV was damaged in addition to the RPV and have spent a year analyzing the accident.
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Ohmae: I am not yet sure if it is due to a lack of Tepco’s analytical abilities or their tendency to cover up inconvenient facts, but it is clear that Tepco and I have quite different views on the accident.
Given my past experience in designing the reactor core I believe that it is my duty to analyze the accident in detail…
More from Ohmae regarding the damaged containment vessels:
- Japan Times on Melt Through: "Molten 'lava' melted bottom of containment vessel," says nuclear engineer given access by top official -- Huge amounts of fission materials released into environment
- Fukushima Investigation: "Within one day complete meltdown and melt through occurred" -- "There is no way that gov't did not know this" (VIDEO)
- More from Lead Investigator: "The 'nuclear lava' melted the bottom of the containment vessel, leaking a huge amount of fission gasses and particles to the air and water"
Yomiuri: “Kenichi Ohmae [is] a close adviser of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and is known for having persuaded Hashimoto to accept the reactivation of reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear power plant.”
Published: September 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm ET
- “Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima” — TEPCO worried fuel burned a hole through bottom of containment vessel May 12, 2011
- Reactor No. 3: Containment vessel not holding air pressure — Gas may be leaking from damaged part of container, says TEPCO (VIDEO) July 16, 2011
- Molten fuel bore a hole at bottom of Containment Vessel at Reactor No. 1– Pressure Vessel is “completely broken” says Kyoto U. nuclear professor May 17, 2011
- NHK: Holes near bottom of containment vessel identified for first time at Fukushima plant — “Gushing out” of Reactor No. 1 — Similar damage suspected at Units 2 and 3 (VIDEO) November 13, 2013
- Video: Tepco’s Fukushima simulation has “100 percent error” — Bottom of containment “might be eroded or broken” October 1, 2012