Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fukushima Worker Sacrifices


A young man sacrificing his future to shut down crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/07/uk-independent-young-man-sacrificing.html

By David McNeill 26 July 2011

(Excerpted) Atsushi Watanabe (not his real name) is an ordinary Japanese man in his 20s, about average height and solidly built, with the slightly bemused expression of the natural sceptic. Among the crowds in Tokyo, in his casual all-black clothes, he could be an off-duty postman or a construction worker. But he does one of the more extraordinary jobs on the planet: helping to shut down the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

That job, in a complex that experienced the first triple-reactor meltdown after Japan's 11 March earthquake and tsunami, means he will never marry or raise a family for fear of health problems down the line, and may not even live to see old age. But he accepts that price. "There are only some of us who can do this job," he says. "I'm single and young and I feel it's my duty to help settle this problem." […]

It paid 180,000 yen (£1,400) a month. Since April, when he agreed to go back inside the Daiichi plant's gates, he has been paid the same amount – plus Y1,000 a day that he calls "lunch money"....

....The government last week announced that its January timetable for bringing the Fukushima plant back under control is on target, but the plant is still leaking one billion becquerels of radiation an hour, according to Tepco, and the state of the uranium fuel inside its three crippled reactors remains a mystery.

"The fuel has melted, but melted through or not – we don't know," Mr Watanabe says. "It's at the bottom of the reactor. If it melts out, and meets water, it would be a major crisis. The engineers are working very hard to get it under control."

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COMMENT FOUND ON THIS ARTICLE FOUND AT Ex-SKF linked above

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...
@Antony, it is 1 billion becquerels per HOUR. It's in TEPCO's document. And that's just cesium number, and not in iodine equivalent.







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