Reportage Fukushima Dai Ichi - 12 June 2013
Eng: Excerpts from my story today at the Fukushima nuclear plant: "Here around 10:45 we walk down the stairs with our group of journalists in the administrative building Fukushima Dai Ichi. I am walking with my four colleagues (I am up right on this pool picture) to enter the stricken plant under high radioactivity. Tepco confirms that Cs (caesium) and Sr (strontium) and others such as Am (Americium) are especially found in contaminated waters. Tepco has not rejected yet the waters in the Pacific ocean. Tepco also built a huge 52-meter high structure next to the reactor 4 to allow a transfer in 1533 fuel rods in a cooling pool located in an adjoining building. I also enclose the report of radioactivity of Tepco. I noted an error because my dosimeter recorded 1500 μSv (microsieverts per hour) facing the reactor 3 and not just 1240 μSv. It was an exhausting day." Added quotes: (pool of reporters) The upper part of the No. 4 reactor building was blown off in a hydrogen explosion. The canopy covering it will prevent further leakage of radioactive substances when workers remove spent nuclear fuel from the building.
From what I see, there is just micro progress on Fukushima, Tepco cannot contain the contaminated water leakage, cannot store all water, considers leaking it to the ocean nearby, polluting the sea life. Regarding the melted core, most dangerous issue that will take decades, there is no appropriate technology, robot prototypes did not work, or were lost in buildings. Nuclear workers have still not been able to determine location of the nuclear fuel. Tepco tries not to answer to difficult questions as we noticed with the plant chief Takahashi. When we start asking too many, the guys say the conference is finished. Some foreign reporters complained about it. Really we hear that France is to help Japan to clean up Fukushima. If there is really something Areva and co can do to help at Fukushima it would be more than welcome trust me. This is priority. The other priority being the nuclear waste accumulated everywhere on Japan nuke plants... Fukushima is hell on earth for the time being with these "sorcerer's apprentices."
Fukushima Dai Ichi radioactivity map 12-6-2013
Fr: "Ici sur le site dévasté de Fukushima vers 10:45, ce mercredi 12 juin 2013, on descend l'escalier avec notre groupe de journalistes dans le bâtiment administratif Fukushima Dai Ichi (photo pool) Fukushima Tepco confirme que césium et strontium notamment figurent dans les eaux contaminées. Tepco n'a pas encore rejeté ces eaux en mer. Par ailleurs Tepco a construit une énorme structure haute de 52 mètres à côté du réacteur 4 pour permettre de transférer 1533 barres de combustible dans une piscine de refroidissement situé dans un bâtiment attenant. Je joins le rapport de radioactivité de Tepco. J'y note une erreur, car mon dosimètre a enregistré 1500 μSv (microsieverts par heure) devant le réacteur numéro 3 et non 1240 μSv. C'était une journée exténuante."
Exploded still 2 years and 3 months after...