Monday, March 18, 2013

Chief Cabinet Minister's Word on #Fukushima I Nuke Plant's Power Outage: "There Is No Worry, In a Way"

Totally incomprehensible remark from Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga during the morning press conference on March 19, 2013.

As Jiji Tsushin reports (3/19/2013):


Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said during the press conference in the morning of March 19 about the power outage at Fukushima I Nuke Plant, "Since we are going to thoroughly prepare for the alternative methods of cooling, there is absolutely no worry, in a way."

Here I thought the redundant methods of cooling, not to mention the redundant power supplies, had long been installed at the plant. Maybe Mr. Suga meant the alternative methods of cooling by the new LDP administration under Mr. Abe.

What he means by "in a way" is totally lost on me.

Power is not back on yet, and the TEPCO spokesman says they haven't identified the location of the problem though they are narrowing down. The temperature of Reactor 4's SFP is 30 degrees Celsius, up 5 degrees since the power outage. The spokesman seems to be regurgitating what he was told to say without understanding any of it, and it is evident by the way he tries to answer questions from the reporters.

Needless to say, Chief Cabinet Secretary doesn't seem to have a clue of what he's saying, either.

And as usual, there are people on Twitter spreading wild information like "They've been doing the vent! It's dangerous!" and people retweeting anxiously.

I guess nobody has a clue.


Anonymous said...

The ones who have a clue, already left the country.

Anonymous said...

in the same way probably reaching for sane which is things like sound, healthy & SAFE.
prepare for the alternative methods isn't the same way,
so it implies hope.
in a way there may be hope,"the feeling that events will turn out for the best"
it may come from the same way, or an alternative to that same way, which is not proven, so best just to
role up in "the way"

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