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April 5, 2011

Those Snapshots from TEPCO

<strong>photo</strong>: Tokyo Electric Power Co.
photo: Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Somehow, this “hey Ma, we found the crack!” photo as the source of the radiation is not instilling a whole lot of confidence in me.

(caption: In this Friday, April 1, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), a TEPCO employee points at a crack newly discovered in a maintenance pit on the edge of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The crack was apparently caused by the March 11 earthquake and may have been leaking since then, said the company’s spokesman Osamu Yokokura.)

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  • Gasho

    How about the one in that series of the guy spraying green colored superglue on the grass near the plant???? That’s the one that kills me. This problem is SO much bigger than we are. We got tricked by the physicists into thinking that just because we COULD use nuclear energy.. that it was somehow a good idea, but we’re in WAY over our heads and now it’s so obvious.

  • Gasho

    How about the one in that series of the guy spraying green colored superglue on the grass near the plant???? That’s the one that kills me. This problem is SO much bigger than we are. We got tricked by the physicists into thinking that just because we COULD use nuclear energy.. that it was somehow a good idea, but we’re in WAY over our heads and now it’s so obvious.

    • http://sethstafford.myopenid.com/ Seth

      “We got tricked by the physicists …”

      ummm, NO. The physicists said, ‘please don’t’. Big money said, “hell, yeah!”

  • Anonymous

    two possibilities spring to mind:
    1) April fools doesn’t have meaning in Japan
    2) Tepco is immune to irony

  • bks

    TEPCO are a bunch of lying weasels. This release is bigger than Chernobyl. There is still the chance of more explosions. Agriculture is dead in Fukushima prefecture, fishing is dead in Ibakari prefecture. Emphasis on the dead.

    –bks

  • http://www.bagnewsnotes.com Michael Shaw

    Last week, workers at the Fukushima plant plugged a leak that was letting highly radioactive water spill into the Pacific Ocean.

    But water levels are now rising in the trench, which is behind where the leak was plugged. The rising water is increasing fears that some of that water will once again find its way into the ocean. Officials say they will try to empty the trench as soon as possible.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/world/asia/11japan.html?_r=1&hp

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