We were told Fukushima reactors could blow up within 300 km -Prime Minister Kan’s secretary (VIDEO)

Published: July 12th, 2012 at 10:55 am ET


Prime Minister Kan’s Secretary talks Fukushima Daiichi 1
Published by Jul 12, 2012
Published by Ato Munch

Translation at 3:16 in

Mitsuyo Matsuda, Prime Minister Kan’s secretary: One of lawmakers grabbed my arm and took me to his office at Congressional Office Building. A reactor designer who supported me said “‘Reactors are in very serious condition.’ How are we going to do?”, he asked.

“We should directly talk with Mr. Kan, so let’s go to Prime Minister’s Resident together immediately.”, he said.

When I was taking an appointment with his secretary,

Mr. Kan called me and said “I’m very busy, so talk to me on the phone right now.”

“‘If you leave the reactors, they’re going blow up within 300 km.’ a designer of Unit 3 told us.” the lawmaker said.

Who was the designer of Unit 3?

He was an ex-president of University of Saga, Mr. Uehara.

Translation at 6:49 in

Matsuda: If all of them explode, they would blow up within 300 km by calculation, the lawmaker said.

Why NISA didn’t inform such a important issue?

They whispered later, nobody asked, so they didn’t tell.

It’s unthinkable for us.


I think just firing Director General of NISA is not enough punishment.


Published: July 12th, 2012 at 10:55 am ET


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31 comments to We were told Fukushima reactors could blow up within 300 km -Prime Minister Kan’s secretary (VIDEO)

  • nedlifromvermont

    Go ENENEWS and a loud shout out to all the 'newsers!!!

    The truth wants to come out and play …. so let's see who decides to get on the 'right' side of history …

    Connecting the dots … (powerful hint) the guys who brought us nuclear power, over the loud protests of its true creators, Einstein, Oppenheimer et al, were the same guys who bucked the Titanic Inquiry) …

    peace …

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      nedli, please see my comments and those HeartoftheRose made under today's post of Arnie Gundersen's opinion re: SFP #3.

      What do you think?

      I'm seriously considering what I can do to be of help to your efforts, or some group working to bring this to resolution. Have been diligently researching now since 3/11 and think I can contribute. Want to work behind the scenes to support a collective effort, and don't care whether or not I'm personally a visible player. That is, not looking at this point to start a blog or something like that, with my name on it.

      Would you please contact me off-list at HoTaters@hush.com


  • Sickputer

    We can guess by a more literal translation the terms "blow up within 300 km" means the fallout from abandoned reactors would make a 300 km circle uninhabitable.

    The problem now after 16 months of releases (btw… Unhappy 16 Month Anniversary) that even with the workers who have remained that size zone is approaching anyway. And beyond.

    The proof of my assertion is in the video evidence of winds blowing unabated radiation towards the entire island and east to North America. Pandora's Box is wide open and blowing death in the wind:


    • Sickputer

      Look in that link at 2:21 in and you will see thd crane removing debris from Unit 3 or 4. Valiant effort by a few brave kamikaze workers, but much more is needed

      The US and Japan need to seriously consider entombing the entire island, whatever the cost. Without a massive effirt to entomb the stricken areas (migrating coriums included) in ten years from now the offlimits circle will be 3,000 km and vast parts of Korea and China will also be contaminated. When the Chinese and Koreans wake up…there will be hell to pay for the idiots in charge in Tokyo (and their puppetmasters).

      • weeman

        I agree the radiation is going to spread like mould in a pitrie dish.
        Don't understand way China and other countries so quite, surely they have seen the effect Chernobyl has on surrounding counties.

    • Gotham

      Hey Sicko…,

      Your comment "Pandora's Box is wide open and blowing death in the wind" reminded me of Dr. Chris Busby of the Health and Life Sciences faculty at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland who authored,

      Wings of Death, Nuclear Pollution and Human Health

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Uninhabitable, or 300 km evacuation zone? What do you think?

      The "don't ask, don't tell" policy applied here is, well, it's too much to even comment on ….

      • I wouldn't be too quick to assume that the report is stating that the 300km area is a "radioactive uninhabitable zone"…

        It possibly is stating that a severe meltdown. (involving all reactors on site as well as the common spent fuel pool). Could amount in the event creating a 300km large Nuclear implosion…

        Heres why I am thinking this may be the case:
        "Little Boy" was a gun-type nuclear weapon using 130lb (60kg) of uranium-235

        So If: 130 pounds of uranium 235 can decimate an entire city…
        (killing 70,000 in a single instant).
        What would happen if tepco lost control of all 6 reactors, in addition to the sfp's & the common fuel pool… Which is tons and tons more in "fissile materials"…

        That and if you looked at it from another point of view: When considering that most articles surfacing around the unit 4 sfp state: That in the event the pool collapses, all of japan would be uninhabitable… We can see that this event from a single fuel pool would render all of japan (or an area of 377,835 sq km (land) uninhabitable.

        So if one fuel pool would decimate the entire northern hemisphere, its very possible that the
        actual statement made to pm can was “‘If you leave the reactors, they’re going blow up <everything> within 300 km…

        The only addition to the statement above was the word "Everything".
        Just my opinion…

        • I basically feel that the reactors could 'atomically & quantumly' entangle themselves, Creating a super implosion… Due to various atomic materials "talking" to one and other (reactor to reactor). Coercing each other to "come out and play".

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    U.S. and Canada aren't doing the math it seems, and letting their countries get radiated. All the crops, livestock, everything.

    • There's no way to stop the fallout from falling out. That makes the fallout from Fukushima now part of the "natural background" radiation exposure, same as all the bomb testing fallout. So it's not a question of "letting" the countries be irradiated. The real scandal is the refusal to level with the populations being dumped on, as to ways they can limit their exposures. And total abdication of responsibility by federal and state agencies to monitor the fallout and protect the population from contaminated food, water and milk.

      • weeman

        What is done is done and can not be undone, only mitigated, but give us the information to protect ourselfs.

      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        Yes JoyB & weeman…The best we can do now is to try to protect ourselves. Let's contact our local governments to pressure the Feds, EPA, etc. to start putting our reliable information.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          ADMIN, request a new Forum area for us to start organizing Meetup groups, local groups, and/or a means of organizing the group here.

          We need to begin dovetailing our efforts and support those such as NedlifromVermont, others who are already working on the anti-nuclear political front.

          Supporting people like Majia, HeartoftheRose, AGreenRoad, and others in doing research, etc.

          I volunteer myself for legal and political research, tech writing, background research. Am relatively scientifically literate. Also have fairly good int'l business and U.S.-Japan relations background.

          Any takers? Admin, what's your opinion? Would this be better addressed in the Political Forum area?

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Or Admin, maybe a Geographic Location Forum, so those of us who live in Geographically related areas can network with one another?

            It would be nice if we could begin to meet each other in person (where this hasn't already happened).

            I do realize this can allow "infiltrators" but the agents of inertia and disinformation are doing their dirty work already. So nothing new there. We must move forward to protect what we have left.

          • demo demo

            Good idea-geographic forum. If there's a meet up in the SF Bay Area, I'll try to attend. Go for it, HoTaters.

  • andagi andagi

    Hello Folks,
    Found HNK video (14min) featuring 'Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation. Aloha.


  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    On Planet Earth, with our Corporate Government, it's not important who contaminated the environment. You can pollute the Earth all you want (eg "Clean Coal"), and completely get away with it. You can sell all the poisoned products you can make; you can poison the homes of your customers, and completely get away with it. You can sell nasty contaminated poison food for years, and completely get away with it. The only thing that can possibly stop you is when contamination from a particular source has been proven in court to have caused harm to a particular person. In other words, a claim of damages must be decided by a court of law. (This is why "Tort Reform" is such a priority with sick and greedy politicians, because they want to put an end to your recourse to sue those who have poisoned or harmed you.). Let's take a look at how this is system is going to work in the case of Fukushima:

    In Japan, people are already getting too sick to sue TEPCO. When they die, their families will be too sick to sue TEPCO. Their attorneys will be too sick to press the
    cases against TEPCO, and the judges will be too sick to hear the cases. So TEPCO may be able to kill off the entire Japanese population, and not face any liability. If liability is proven, they will simply declare bankruptcy, or be nationalized and the government will pick up the bill. So, you see, you can cause all the contamination you want, lie about it to everyone, and in the end, escape judgement.

    • Buffalojam

      Philip – I pretty much agree with the scene you have painted but, I would add a different ending to it. You write that, in the end Tepco and it's Corporate Government will escape judgement. This, almost certainly, will happen but, I don't think this is the end. They will escape formal judgement and keep their greedy profits. This will probably allow them the means to survive somewhat longer than the rest of us and this will allow them to witness the collapse (under the weight of it's own contamination, greed, and stupidity) of the system they created. They will also see the damage they have done to the rest of the planet and I believe they will understand. While escaping any formal judgement they will always have to fear the informal judgements of people like us enenewers who will always understand and remember those responsible for the mess.

    • omniversling

      TEPKILL to farmer: the radiation on your land is yours now….hahahahahahahahahahaha…..hahahahahahahahahahaha…

  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    Radiation cannot be seen, it has no taste, no odor, no color. The US Government does not want to provide the public with proof that TEPCO has caused damage in the US, so they won't be releasing any data that shows any significant amount of Fukuradiation. Nor will the US Government be testing Japanese imports, including food imports, for radiation. Major universities, who have the equipment to measure radiation in air, water, and food, will not be doing so, nor releasing any data they may collect, because they are NEI members, who receive money from the nuke industry. The MSM are merely mouthpieces for the Corporations who own them. It is clear that they have no intention of following the Fukustory. When you get sick in 10 or 20 years, your attorney will listen politely to your story, tell you that you have no provable case against TEPCO, and will show you the door. This is why TEPCO just doesn't seem too concerned about Fuku, doesn't seem to care about the destruction of the Pacific Ocean, and certainly is not concerned with the crap still being emitted into the atmosphere by Fuku. If nukes are going to be shut down, it will only be because the people are at the gate demanding that all nukes be shut down now.

    • Sickputer

      Yes you nailed it PUN. +311

      A big huzzah also to Michele who recently posted this quote which labels these inhuman naked apes:

      "Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them."

      —Jean-Paul Sartre

    • Jebus Jebus

      Yes, it doesn't get any more precise than that.

      "If nukes are going to be shut down, it will only be because the people are at the gate demanding that all nukes be shut down now."

      More than a million people, maybe more.
      And this has to happen to initiate any change whatsoever, there is no dought in my mind.
      Before another one goes bang.
      Before someone gets stupid and lifts the cover over their little red button and pushes it?
      Before no one is left to hear the crickets chirping.

    • true2U

      I think of Those 4 monkeys see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil, Tepco's mantra.. with the forth monkey saying, have no fun..

      There is no reason for the govt' to acknowledge the dangers of radiation there is nothing they can do about it at this point it is out of control and for them to admit fault would be like standing naked begging for money.

      While the taste, color and odor is undetectable,radiation can be felt and seen. It effects brain chemistry and probably causes irritability, irrational thinking causing stupor in decision making and physical mental exhaustion.

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Philipupnorth,
    Thank you. Very powerful words.
    Dear Folks, this situation is causing so much invisible stress for so many. Don't be afraid to raise your questions and concerns here. People are respectful, very wise and understanding. Thank you ENEnews and all posters for caring so much, all your time and expertise.

    • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

      To the Corporate Stockholders go the profits, to the public go the loses. This is how the nuke industry and the 1%ers work.

      Buffalojam: Japan will be the first to experience the full Fukuresults. The TEPCO stock and bond holders will watch their children and grandchildren sicken and die. They will watch their friends and neighbors sicken and die. They will sicken and die themselves. In the end, none of us can take it with us. I hope that TEPCO stock and bondholders choke on their nukeprofits.

      andagi: Thank you so very much for your kind words. Many ENEnewsers started out thinking that a terrible accident had befallen Japan at Fukushima Diiachi NPP. When we really looked into it, we found that the entire capitalist government system was in collusion and needs a thorough house cleaning. It became clear to us that the problems at Fukushima are really planet-wide. Now, we see the Pacific Ocean dying before our eyes. Many ENEnewsers are themselves sick from Fukuradiation, whether they live in Japan, the US, England, Austrailia, Germany, or elsewhere. To those Nukeprofiteers who do not now renounce the nuke industry; to those who take nuke industry profits, bribes, and payoffs: Know that the people are angry, and that they will be coming for you. Know that nuclear power is falling to its death. Get out of the way, lest the fall of the nuke industry bring you also to ruin.

      Thank you for the kind words. Peace. No nukes!

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Philipupnorth,
    <Je vous en prie>

  • Andres Arce Andres Arce

    For the Unite States, what's the difference from this nuclear catastrophe of Fukushima, regarding fifty years of nuclear development for war, in
    deserts and power plants all throughout USA ?
    Is this case so much less affordable, than the historical tradition of technology and research?

  • arclight arclight

    prime minister Kan saved japan!


    amazing video!