Thursday, April 28, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: A Rare Ground-Level Video Footage

FNN News Network in Japan has a rare footage of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant from the ground-level. The video was taken by Shigeharu Aoyama, a member of Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission on April 22.

Mr. Aoyama, a former Kyodo News correspondent, went into Fukushima I Nuke Plant on April 22 as a member of the Nuclear Safety Commission. He said in the other video (that shows the workers) that he was told he could go inside the plant as an expert (Nuclear Safety Commission member), even when the entry was denied for journalists.

You can view the video at this link, or click on the screenshot below

Mr. Aoyama wanted to stop at the Reactor 3, but was told by a TEPCO employee that the radiation was too high to stop. Mr. Aoyama was speechless when he saw the devastation on the ocean side. "I can't believe I'm seeing a nuclear power plant," he said. After 5 minutes into the video, you will see a pipe that goes to the Central Waste Processing Facility, where the highly radioactive water is being transported. The pipe is laid on the ground and protected by lead sheets to protect the workers. Mr. Aoyama was told again that the radiation was too high to venture outside.

I hope the link stays, but the Japanese media, particularly the major TV networks, do not keep the link available for very long.

Youtube has the video that combined three separate videos (the one I linked above is the 2nd part), here -->


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