Tepco President apologizes for accident at Fukushima DAINI nuclear plant… not just Daiichi

Published: November 14th, 2011 at 9:45 am ET
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36 comments to Tepco President apologizes for accident at Fukushima DAINI nuclear plant… not just Daiichi

  • dosdos dosdos

    TEPCO apologizes for the inconvenience and anxiety, but not for poisoning the kids and pregnant women and workers at the plant.

    And yes, there was structural damage to Daini, but it was far less severe than Daiichi. No meltdowns have been assumed because there were no major releases observed coming from the plant.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Joke of the day:”We will pay out the compensations with empathy and consideration while continuing to work towards the drastic streamlining of present management.”

    From what I’ve heard, applicants for compensation need to fill in 60-pages-forms before any payment is even considered.

    That’s what I call a streamlined management.


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  • arclight arclight

    cut and paste this into google and there is at least 4 pages of main stream cut and paste already!!!. Heres the search term

    “nuclear damage compensation facilitation corporation”

    its interesting to cut a large section of text of these articles and see the results…..goebbels would have been surprised by the efficiency and speed, and george orwell would not have been surprised i think!

    and on that search I found this informative article (page 5)

    Liability for Nuclear Damage

    “Operators of nuclear power plants are liable for any damage caused by them, regardless of fault. They therefore normally take out insurance for third-party liability, and in most countries they are required to do so.
    The potential cross boundary consequences of a nuclear accident require an international nuclear liability regime, so national laws are supplemented by a number of international conventions.
    Liability is limited by both international conventions and by national legislation, so that beyond the limit (normally covered by insurance) the state can accept responsibility as insurer of last resort, as in all other aspects of industrial society. “

    http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf67.html


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Hola arc, while you’re here…did you see Whoopie around lately? And has StillJill showed up again? I wonder where they are…maybe on a well-deserved digital detox week….???


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    • arclight arclight

      hope so b and b!!
      .. can be tough going on the emotions, dealing with all this nuclear stupidity!! and whoopie especially racks up the hours here! i am sure she has adhd too! lol

      while i am at it ive got this to post!!

      kinda off topic but worth a read!

      “Sixty-three of the 80 planned IMS radionuclide stations are already operational and able to detect airborne radioactivity.

      The first analysis results of the monitoring data became available a few days after the accident. A clear picture quickly emerged. Initial detections of radioactive materials were made on 12 March at the Takasaki monitoring station in Japan just 300 km away from the troubled power plant. The dispersion of the radioactive isotopes could then be followed to eastern Russia on 14 March and to the west coast of the United States two days later.

      Spreading across the entire northern hemisphere

      …….. traces from the accident in Fukushima were detectable all across the northern hemisphere. …..
      The CTBTO’s monitoring system can detect a range of radioactive isotopes, among them Iodine-131 and Caesium-137………

      Unparalleled sensitivity

      The CTBTO’s radionuclide stations are designed to register minuscule amounts of radioactive particles and …..

      Following an initiative by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, relevant international organizations have agreed to enhance cooperation to help mitigate the consequences of the nuclear disaster in Japan. These organizations include the CTBTO, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), see press release of 25 March 2011.”

      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/pcft-fmb040711.php

      they definately can measure this stuff accurately and the organisations listed are singing to the same tune!!


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    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Whoopie was out earlier,mad as a hatter with nosebleeds and vocabulary not usually associated with her kind natured self. StillJill hasn’t been in a while now. Maybe I’m an outcast here too-but I do pay attention & hate when good people go thru bad shit…I’m kinda fed up myself with everything-including myself lately,sick of all the BS with radiation issues being way up there on my shitlist~ahh,who gives a damn anyway-what’s one pimple more or less on the asshole of society anyway…:(


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  • Spectrometising

    Carbon date: Around 2011…..
    The “two big to fails” 1st:’nuclear family’ 2nd ‘banking family’. (Others include mortgage insurance underwriters/ratings agencies/American dollars/etc.).
    “Nuclear Damage Compensation Facilitation Corporation”(Unidentified Financial Objective/UFO. Now in a light pastel pink or blue.)
    Japanese allowed** to fund own compensation by the passage of a “Special Business Plan” (Austerity Measures.) for the safe passage of TEPCO into the afterlife/halflife many light-years from here.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Ha! I just put an “anti-nuke ad” in the local newspaper – will be published on Saturday!
    A nice “radioactive skull” that will hopefully disturb one or two sheeple’s breakfast………..

    *evil Bread


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  • shockwave shockwave

    Is this the proof that Daini also melted???


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    • Grampybone Grampybone

      Remember the south park episode where the CEO of BP runs an ad campaign saying “We’re sorry…”. TEPCO’s doing the same thing running an sorry ad chain while doing NOTHING!


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  • thelili

    Have you noticed that nothing has been said about Tokai, Ibaraki(sister plant to the Idaho Falls plant)?

    Wait for it…it’s coming…


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  • Ariana

    This is a long shot, buuuut, what if tepco has released just enough info on Daiichi to make us crazy over it so they can cover up the Daiini mess? Is that even possible? Perhaps they don’t want us to find out what is really happening there. The “look! Over there” approach to covering their mess…


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  • What we have is a RAGING OUT OF CONTROL NUCLEAR FIRE, IN at least THREE and possibly 12 nuclear reactors/spent fuel pools.

    These 3-12 out of control radioactive FIRES have SPREAD OUT OF CONTAINMENT, and they are all most likely outside of the reactor vessel. (Somehow, nobody seems to want to find out where it is, or what it is doing exactly. I wonder why not?)

    Since this has never happened before, it is anyone’s guess what happens next.

    At Chernobyl, the Russian government dumped helicopter loads of boron on top of the melted reactor core. The melted fuel mixed with huge amounts of sand and boron, forming a kind of glassy substance, which melted down through several floors underneath the reactor.

    The boron and sand mixture slowed down the out of control radioactive fire and nuclear chain reaction in the melted material. As the melted mass melted its way downwards, it slowed and cooled, forming massive radioactive pools, piles and streams.
    You can watch the documentary movie at Youtube.

    At Fukushima, they are doing little or nothing to stop the out of control fire, little or nothing to dilute the radioactive material coming out of the reactor, and little or nothing to prevent the CHINA SYNDROME.

    At Chernobyl, they ordered hundreds of thousands of people to cleanup the mess, and dug a huge tunnel underneath the reactor, to fill it with refrigerated concrete, in order to prevent the melted fuel from reaching groundwater and causing a second, much larger explosion, which they estimated would KILL EVERYONE ON THE PLANET.

    At Fukushima, they are doing NOTHING by comparison, for up to SIX TIMES the melted radioactive fuel and up to 6000 tons of spent nuclear material around the plant, that could go up in a groundwater/melted fuel explosion…

    This is potentially a global life extinction event, and the government/Tepco plus the nuclear industry watchdog agencies are ‘massaging’ the news to make it look like they it under control and near shutdown.


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  • Blown Camaro

    I guess it would have been a good idea to eat dinner before logging on here tonight. . Got that “being punched in the stomach” by TEPCO feeling again.


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  • Ariana

    Yeah, I have this feeling that we don’t know anything about Daini… What have they NOT told us?!


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  • gerryhiles

    Those who have been with Enenews from about the start might remember me – I send you and others greetings from Australia, but no tidings of comfort and joy; except for some visitor, perhaps, with sado-masochist inclinations, who is getting-off on both nuclear and financial melt-downs, along with the prospect of WW3.

    At such a period of mass psychosis, a little humour may not be amiss … satirical of course, from the great Tom Lehrer:

    “We will go together when we go …” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIoBrob3bjI

    On a serious note: I thought it was common knowledge – amongst those taking an interest – that both Daiichi and Daini are involved and have been from the start; it’s ‘just’ that Daiichi is a worse basket case.

    Continuing on a serious note: because I have adequate knowledge of nuclear physics and the nuclear industry – both civilian and military – from when I first got sufficient information (soon after the Fukushima disaster) I assumed that we were on the cusp of a “global extinction event”.

    I have watched/listened to Arnie and Busby (and others) identifying the dots of nuclide emissions and joining those paint a whole picture of how and why we are probably beyond rescue from imagining that we can control the nuclear processes that happen in our local star.

    The legend of Icarus – utter hubris and arrogance – comes to mind.

    He flew too close to the Sun and crashed.

    Another Greek legend is of the Titans, who over-reached and died.

    Ironic, eh, that the burgeoning industrial civilization built the “unsinkable SS Titanic”. Which promptly sank.

    The Ancient Greeks knew a thing or six about our species.

    Pity that no one ever learns from history, parables and allegories.


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  • ExposeEvil OriginalSinRising

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company (T.E.P.C.O.) Is Certainly The Most Corrupt Power Utility Company In All Japan – If Not The World.

    TEPCO Is Only Making This Worse – The Only Way To Find Resolution Is Open Public Forum And Multi-National and Non-Governmental Collaboration.

    Currently The Situation Is Escalating Beyond Simple Nuclear Reactor Meltdown – Now China Syndrome Breakthrough, Water Table Contamination and Hydro-volcanic Explosion Are Top Concern.

    - We, All Of Us, The Human Race Must Come Together Not Only To Save Beautiful Japan But Save Precious Mother Earth!

    If China Syndrome Hydro-volcanic Blast Is Inevitable Through Incompetence Then All Six Reactors At the Daiichi Complex Will Be Poisoning Everything.

    IN ADDITION – Daiichi Complex Disintegration Will Endanger Adjacent Nuclear Power Sites Including Daini to make a total scale disaster of 15 reactors!

    Proper Management Of Daiichi Meltdown Is Imperative – It is no longer Cleanup Or Salvage Operation, Now We Must Act To Prevent Total Annihilation.


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  • maaa

    I thought you would be hating Tepco for hiding the truth of Dainii. This makes it total 12 reactors having problems. We are so dead.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    TEPCO press release

    Unit 1 (shut down at 2:48PM on March 11th)
    - Reactor is shut down and reactor water level is stable.
    - Offsite power is available.
    - At 8:19am, there was an alarm indicating that one of the control rods
    was not properly inserted, however, at 10:43am the alarm was automatically
    called off. Other control rods has been confirmed that they are fully
    inserted (reactor is in subcritical status)
    - Status of main steam isolation valve: closed
    - Injection of water into the reactor had been done by the Reactor Core
    Isolation Cooling System, but at 3:48AM, injection by Make-up Water
    Condensate System begun.
    - At 6:08PM, we announced the increase in reactor containment vessel
    pressure, assumed to be due to leakage of reactor coolant. However, we
    do not believe there is leakage of reactor coolant in the containment
    vessel at this moment.
    - At 5:22AM, the temperature of the suppression chamber exceeded 100
    degrees. As the reactor pressure suppression function was lost, at 5:22AM,
    it was determined that a specific incident stipulated in article 15,
    clause 1 has occurred.
    - We decided to prepare implementing measures to reduce the pressure of
    the reactor containment vessel (partial discharge of air containing
    radioactive materials) in order to fully secure safety. This preparation
    work started at around 9:43am.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Unit 2 (shut down at 2:48PM on March 11th)
    - Reactor is shut down and reactor water level is stable.
    - Offsite power is available.
    - Control rods are fully inserted (reactor is in subcritical status)
    - Status of main steam isolation valve: closed
    - Injection of water into the reactor had been done by the Reactor Core
    Isolation Cooling System, but at 4:50AM, injection by Make-up Water
    Condensate System begun.
    - We do not believe there is leakage of reactor coolant in the containment
    vessel.
    - At 5:22AM, the temperature of the suppression chamber exceeded 100
    degrees. As the reactor pressure suppression function was lost, at 5:22AM,
    it was determined that a specific incident stipulated in article 15,
    clause 1 has occurred.
    - We decided to prepare implementing measures to reduce the pressure of
    the reactor containment vessel (partial discharge of air containing
    radioactive materials) in order to fully secure safety. This preparation
    work commenced at around 10:33AM and completed at 10:58AM.

    Unit 3 (shut down at 2:48PM on March 11th)
    - Reactor is shut down and reactor water level is stable.
    - Offsite power is available.
    - Control rods are fully inserted (reactor is in subcritical status)
    - Status of main steam isolation valve: closed
    - Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System is turned off. Currently,
    injection of water into the reactor is done by Make-up Water Condensate
    System.
    - We do not believe there is leakage of reactor coolant in the containment
    vessel.
    - We decided to prepare implementing measures to reduce the pressure of
    the reactor containment vessel (partial discharge of air containing
    radioactive materials) in order to fully secure safety. This preparation
    work commenced at around 12:08PM and completed at 12:13AM.
    - At 12:15PM, the reactor achieved cold shut down.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Unit 4 (shut down at 2:48PM on March 11th)
    - Reactor is shut down and reactor water level is stable.
    - Offsite power is available.
    - Control rods are fully inserted (reactor is in subcritical status)
    - Status of main steam isolation valve: closed
    - Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System is turned off. Currently,
    injection of water into the reactor is done by Make-up Water Condensate
    System.
    - We do not believe there is leakage of reactor coolant in the containment
    vessel.
    - In order to cool down the reactor, injection of water into the reactor
    had been done by the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System, however,
    At 6:07AM, the temperature of the suppression chamber exceeded 100
    degrees. As the reactor pressure suppression function was lost,
    at 6:07AM, it was determined that a specific incident stipulated in
    article 15,clause 1 has occurred.
    - We decided to prepare implementing measures to reduce the pressure of
    the reactor containment vessel (partial discharge of air containing
    radioactive materials) in order to fully secure safety. This preparation
    work commenced at around 11:44AM and completed at 11:52AM.

    Indication from monitoring posts installed at the site boundary did not
    show any difference from ordinary level.
    No radiation impact to the external environment has been confirmed. We
    will continue to monitor in detail the possibility of radioactive material
    being discharged from exhaust stack or discharge canal.
    There is no missing person within the power station.
    We are presently checking on the site situation of each plant while
    keeping the situation of aftershock and Tsunami in mind.
    A seriously injured worker is still trapped in the crane operating console
    of the exhaust stack and his breathing and pulse cannot be confirmed.
    Currently, the rescue efforts are under way.
    A worker was lightly injured spraining his left ankle and cutting both
    knees when he fell while walking at the site.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    After medical treatment,
    the worker is resting in the office.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Please note reactors 1, 2 and 4 are all hotter than 100c or boiling. Sufficient cooling is not taking place. Preassure rises and must be vented. This is not the best situation, very radioactive steam is being vented.


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  • ENENEWS Staff

    great posts
    thanks


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