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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A nuclear industry insider has told the ABC that the situation at the stricken Fukushima reactor is still not under control, three years after the disaster there.

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Fukushima disaster: Plan to send residents home three years after nuclear accident labelled 'irresponsible'

Updated Tue 11 Mar 2014, 3:04pm AEDT
A nuclear industry insider has told the ABC that the situation at the stricken Fukushima reactor is still not under control, three years after the disaster there.
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has announced he wants 30,000 residents to return to their homes and the reactors to be switched back on within two years.
But a Fukushima insider and two former prime ministers have told the ABC's 7.30 program that such a move would be irresponsible.
At the risk of losing his job if his identity is revealed, a man who worked at TEPCO's Fukushima plant for more than 20 years says the situation at the reactor is not under control and no-one knows how to fix the problem.
"There are too many systems and they all have problems," he said.
"For example, too many water tanks with too many lines - it's very difficult to operate. It's made worse because all the experienced workers have reached their radiation limits, so TEPCO has to rely on staff that don't know the site and who aren't trained."
The whistleblower says mistakes are made weekly, and contaminated water leaks into the Pacific Ocean every day.
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not good..... we know this, but not good...


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