CNN: Japan’s nuclear regulator called Fukushima “a house of horrors”… an unbelievable thing to say — “Very, very serious… incredibly frightening” (VIDEO)
August 22nd, 2013
Title: Radioactive water leaking from Fukushima plant
Date: Aug 21, 2013
ERIN BURNETT, CNN HOST: Radiation at the Fukushima plant is not contained. Despite what we were told and assured, the alarming admission by officials about a house of horrors next. [...]
KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This is very serious for this particular agency, the Nuclear Regulation Authority. They don’t take these moves lightly. The fact they are moving it from a level one to a level three is very serious and important. And the global community should take note. They called the nuclear plant a house of horrors. So there is a ton of radioactive water being put into the ocean. It is very, very serious. [...]
BURNETT: You are talking about they are saying house of horrors. They are not prone to hyperbole. That, I mean, an unbelievable thing to say, radioactive water dumping into the Pacific Ocean. I mean, it sounds incredibly frightening. So how scared should people be?
BURNETT: Which is kind of amazing to see how horrible these things are, the fact there is a resiliency for this thing. On a personal note I want to look at video of you and that suit [soon after Fukushima disaster began]. That is not going to protect you if something is really wrong. That is something you knew. It took a lot of risks and courage. How worried were you?
LAH: [...] I was breastfeeding at the time. I didn’t breast feed my son for about a week after that because I was concerned. When the initial disaster happened I was pregnant. So you had to weigh what is the risk of covering the story versus the benefit for the public. I chose to stay.
BURNETT: A really courageous choice. Kyung Lah, thank you so much. We appreciate your time.