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Yoshida’s call on seawater kept reactor cool as Tokyo dithered

Firetrucks pour water and seawater into reactor 1 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant on March 16, 2011.

This is the sixth in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. 1,162 more words

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Responders cowed by explosion at reactor 3 building of Fukushima No. 1

The mangled remains of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant are shown on March 24, 2011, after a massive hydrogen explosion… 1,058 more words

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A melted shoe and a farewell letter in the dark

Sep 14, 2014

FUKUSHIMA – This is the seventh in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. 1,064 more words

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Yoshida feared nuclear 'annihilation' of eastern Japan, testimony shows

September 12, 2014

Plant manager Masao Yoshida envisioned catastrophe for eastern Japan in the days following the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to his testimony, one of 19 released by the government on Sept. 391 more words

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Suga: Record disclosure at govt. discretion

Testimonies disclosure depends on Gov’t: “the government has decided at its discretion to release interviews”
MEANING THEY WILL PUBLISH ONLY WHAT THEY LIKE, EDITING IT NICELY FOR THE PUBLIC EYES!!! 216 more words

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Kan forced visit to Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant amid crisis

September 12, 2014

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan forced a visit to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant amid the nuclear crisis in March 2011 despite the cautious attitudes of his aides, according to records of interviews with persons involved in the crisis at the plant, highlighting the turmoil within the administration of the Democratic Party of Japan at the time. 512 more words

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Govt. releases interviews about nuclear accident

Japan’s government has released transcripts of interviews about the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The government on Thursday disclosed interviews with 19 of 772 government and Tokyo Electric Power Company officials. 458 more words

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