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Fukushima nuclear accident

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 which claimed nearly 19,000 lives. It is the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986 and only the second disaster to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

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Japan PM seeks overseas help on Fukushima leak

Japan open to receiving help to contain radioactive water leaks at crippled nuclear plant

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 October, 2013, 2:36pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 October, 2013, 11:17am

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain widening radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima, with leaks and mishaps reported almost daily.

Abe made the comments in a speech at an international science forum in Kyoto in western Japan.

“We are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem,” Abe said in his English speech to open the conference on energy and environment.

“My country needs your knowledge and expertise,” he said

My country needs your knowledge and expertise
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Despite Abe’s reassurances to the International Olympic Committee last month that the leaks were “under control,” many Japanese believe he was glossing over problems at the plant.

Abe did not say whether he still thinks the leaks are under control, or give any specifics about foreign participation.

His comments come just days after the plant’s operator acknowledged that highly contaminated water spilled from a storage tank as workers tried to fill it to the top.

Officials have acknowledged that the ground water contaminated with radioactive leaks has been seeping into the Pacific since soon after meltdowns following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Recent leaks from storage tanks have added to public concerns.

Japan has been criticised for its perceived reluctance in accepting foreign assistance to fight the problems at the plant, where the ongoing water leaks are hampering decommissioning work that is expected to last decades.

Japan recently set up an organisation among major utilities and nuclear experts to discuss decommissioning, including several advisers from countries such as France and Britain and Russia.

The industry and trade ministry last month started accepting project proposals from private companies and groups to tackle the contaminated water problem, but English version was added only after criticisms that the Japanese-only notice signalled exclusion of foreign participation.

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seanniem
So Abe lied when presenting for the Tokyo Olympics: "Nothing to worry about!"
NOW you want foreign help? How much more are you covering up? How bad is the situation, REALLY!!!???
The REAL Fukushima Danger: Story 101 ****fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.hk/2013/09/the-real-fukushima-danger-story-101.html?m=1
The above link is dated 29th September. Abe NOW asking for international help maybe because they just realised they don't REALLY know how to deal with the situation!!!
seanniem
DANGER OF RADIOACTIVE FUEL RODS COLLAPSING AT FUKUSHIMA REACTOR 4
15,000 TIMES MORE FALLOUT THAN WAS RELEASED AT HIROSHIMA COULD SPILL INTO THE WORLD ATMOSPHERE
Concise information VIDEO (less than 10 minutes):
****www.youtube.com/watch?&v=NucjTiOXxSQ
URGENTLY REQUIRED THE WORLD COMMUNITY THROUGH UNITED NATIONS TO TAKE CONTROL
*** SIGN THE PETITION NOW ***
****petitions.moveon.org/sign/the-world-community-must
andreaswagner
Be glad this did not happen in China, because then we would not even know that something had happened:)

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