Prof. Kodama Angry about Japanese Gov.’s Gross Negligence

Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama is the head of the Radioisotope Center at the University of Tokyo. On July 27, he appeared as a witness to give testimony to the Committee on Welfare and Labor in Japan’s Lower House in the Diet.
“Based on the thermal output, it is 29.6 times the amount released by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima.”
“After 3 months, the government has done no such thing, and I am shaking with anger.”
“This is the result of the gross negligence by the Diet.”
“What on earth is the Diet doing, when 70,000 people are forced out of their homes and wandering?”

TEPCO halts water circulation due to leaks

“The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suspended using decontaminated water as a coolant because of leaky pipes.
Tokyo Electric Power Company began circulating recycled water through the No.1, 2 and 3 reactors at 4:20 PM on Monday.
But it halted the operation one and a half hours later after discovering water leaking from the pipes.
TEPCO has been attempting to run the decontamination system since June 14th. It has so far treated about 1,850 tons of the water.
The operator hopes to reduce the levels of radioactive waste water accumulated at the plant as a result of injecting fresh water into the damaged reactors.
Circulating the decontaminated water around the reactors is considered an important step to stabilize them by mid-July as planned. It will also help prevent the volume of waste water from increasing.


note: “It has so far treated about 1,850 tons of the water”… that must be like almost 1% of the total radioactive waste water. Good job.