Sabotage at Fukushima Daiichi? Worker: “Someone did it on purpose… I’m convinced, it was intentional” after basements flooded with 200 tons of highly radioactive water — NHK: “Error or deliberate act”? — Official: Security cameras needed

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin
April 18th, 2014

NHK, Apr. 16, 2014 (emphasis added): On Monday TEPCO learned that more than 200,000 liters of highly contaminated water was mistaken pumped to the basement of a building in the compound. […] Nuclear Regulation Authority Commissioner Toyoshi Fuketa […] suggested steps such as setting up security cameras and locking the pumps’ switch boxes. The regulator ordered the utility to come up with preventative measures and report them at an experts’ panel scheduled for Friday. TEPCO has yet to determine who turned on the pumps […]

NHK, Apr. 16, 2014 (emphasis added): The utility says it is investigating whether the problem was caused by worker error or a deliberate act.

NHK, Apr. 15, 2014: [TEPCO] did not know whether the 4 pumps were deliberately switched on, and that they may interview workers if necessary. The officials have said little about the problem […] In February, more than 100 tons of contaminated water leaked from a tank due to a deliberately opened valve. TEPCO officials have interviewed about 100 workers […]

EXSKF, Apr. 17, 2014: […] Here’s what seems to have happened […] a temporary pump installed in the Central Waste Building was turned on […] another temporary pump in the Central Waste Building […] was also turned on […] two temporary pumps in the Incineration Building […] were also turned on […] pumping the contaminated water back into the Central Waste Building. […] I tweeted and wondered if this was an act of sabotage […] there may be workers who go there for the express purpose of “making the point” – in this case, and in the case in February, to show how vulnerable and dangerous the plant is – by actually causing the problems >> Full report here

‏@sunnysunnynismo(Translated Twitter information: At the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the midst of engaging in restoration activity)

April 15, 2014 tweet, translated by EXSKF: “It is probably not a human error. In other words, someone did it on purpose.”
April 16, 2014 tweet, translated by EXSKF: “I’m convinced. It was ‘intentional’.”

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