BBC: Fukushima plant in “unprecedented crisis” and it’s getting worse, says Japan nuclear official

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
By Paul Martin
September 17th, 2013

Maclean’s (Canadian magazine), Sept. 16, 2013: The last thing anyone wants to hear regarding a nuclear accident is “unprecedented crisis” and “getting worse.” Yet that was the frank assessment Tatsujiro Suzuki, [vice] chair of Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission, gave about the Fukushima power plant in an interview with the BBC earlier this month. […] efforts to contain the disaster are failing. Water being used to cool the still-molten cores is leaking into the Pacific […]

Japanese Atomic Energy Commission: “This organization coordinates the entire nation’s plans in the area of nuclear energy.”

BBC News, Sept. 3, 2013: Dr Tatsujiro Suzuki, vice chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, told the BBC that the situation at the nuclear power plant was an “unprecedented crisis” and that it was “getting worse”. He said the plan to freeze the ground around the site was “challenging”, and a permanent solution was needed. The technique has only been used on a small scale to control pollution before but not with radioactive contamination, he added.

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