for your weekend viewing pleasure. A bleak scene after another against some dramatic wintry sky.
The video was shot on December 14 and 15, in preparation for the big day on December 16, the declaration of the end of the plant accident.
From the beginning, the Japanese captions as they appear:
(Initial screen) Current condition of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, work progress. Video taken on December 14 and 15.
Reactor 1 building
Reactor 2 building, from the backside
Backside of Reactor 4 building, looking toward the central waste processing facility
Watertight bulkhead, ocean side (near Reactor 3, in preparation)
Water injection pump to the reactors
(Isn't that nice, the pump is on a truck...)
Central control room for the contaminated water treatment system
(Oh no, some kind of alarm setting off...)
Area G sludge storage facility (for sludge from AREVA's system)
(By the way, over 50 workers building the additional storage for the sludge have come down with what looks like a severe food poisoning, and the work is on hold.)
Area H storage tank location
Area C putting insulation on the hoses for the winter
Putting insulation on the pipes, near the central waste processing facility
Worker carrying insulation materials at the backside of the process main building
Debris removal from the upper floors of Reactor 4
(Now you can see the work. It was a planned dismantling.)
Bringing debris inside the tent, by remote control vehicles (carried out at night)
Construction of a new power transmission tower
The workers are putting insulation materials around the flexible PVC hoses (Kanaflex) in preparation of a cold winter.
(Then for some unknown reason, the video repeats, this time without captions.)
Just like the Self Defense Force soldiers scooping probably highly radioactive dead leaves from the gutter in Namie-machi, the Fuku-I workers are using their own hands (I guess there is no other choice) to put the insulation around the hoses. No information whether the water was running through the hoses as the workers put insulation.