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‘This is serious, this is serious,’ Fukushima nuclear plant chief shouts on new video of crisis

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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 05:54 AM
‘This is serious, this is serious,’ Fukushima nuclear plant chief shouts on new video of crisis

Well it only took 1.5 years for this to be released to the public...although edited by TEPCO, a 90 minute video of events and internal communications is now available to the media ( I'm still trying to get my hands on it, hopefully I will be able to add to the thread shortly)

Highlights according to the article attached below;

In the videos, then-plant chief Masao Yoshida complained about phone calls to the prime minister’s office not getting through and showed frustration as he fought the government’s nuclear safety officials interfering with technical suggestions that didn’t fit the plant’s conditions.

Around 11 a.m. on March 15, Yoshida screamed to officials at Tokyo headquarters: “The headquarters! This is serious, this is serious. The No. 3 unit. I think this is hydrogen explosion. We just had an explosion.” In the video’s background, other officials shout questions, asking for radiation levels and other data.

The videos also included conversations showing communication problems between the plant and the government, workers’ lack of knowledge in emergency steps and delays in effort to inform outsiders about the risks of leaking radiation.

What, if anything, will the release of this video do...arrests? fines? changes in procedures? etc. etc.?

" This is serious" Fukushima nuclear plant chief shouts on new video of crisis

edit on 7-8-2012 by Ericthenewbie because: add summary video

posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 06:08 AM
This is serious, this is serious

Bit of understatement, bit 0f understatement

Those poor souls rip

posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:26 AM
Here's the original video ( no subtitles though);

posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by Ericthenewbie

There was a bad decision made mentioned in my signature, before the tsunami hit, but I didn't get the impression this was in the video. By the time most of that video was shot, it was too late for anybody to do anything to prevent the disaster.

The real focus needs to be on what happened BEFORE the disaster. TEPCO's own scientists and engineers knew there was a risk as early as 2008:

Nuclear Disaster in Japan Was Avoidable, Critics Contend

In 2008, Tepco engineers made three separate sets of calculations that showed that Fukushima Daiichi could be hit by tsunamis as high as 50 feet, according to the company. A Tepco spokesman, Takeo Iwamoto, said Tepco did not tell regulators at NISA for almost a year, and then did not reveal the most alarming calculation, of a 50-foot wave, until March 7 of last year — four days before the tsunami actually struck.

Asked why the company did not move more quickly to strengthen defenses at the plant, he said that the calculations were considered “provisional estimates” based on academic theories that were not then widely accepted.
So the real question is why the company didn't move more quickly since 2008 to strengthen defenses at the plant. That article gives some insight into why that didn't happen, but it's partly because of the collusion between the nuclear industry and regulators, complacency on the part of the company, etc.

posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 06:47 PM
Iodide Crystals and Vit C for detox. Move from coast to drybelt when you can. I think is good to detox off and on all your life and milk thistle for flushing liver. But always take those crystals. That is what I believe and what my family is doing. I knew it was a serious explosion on 3 when I first saw the video and the mushroom cloud.
edit on 9-8-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 07:00 AM
Even after the shareholding, and nationalization, of TEPCO by the J-gov that company is still playing a very careful game of `don`t put our foot in our own mouth and end up going to jail.` They plan anything they release very carefully and ever tell the whole story. So-called edited video is a perfect example of this. I wonder what they had to edit out in order to feel safe to release what they did?

posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 05:11 PM
reply to post by freedomwv

I couldn't agree more !

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