Fukushima Worker: “All sorts of troubles going on in plant”; Officials won’t tell public what really happens — People should worry, it’s not under control — Employees wear disguises over fear of retaliation — Reporter: Tour of plant “was very strange… feels completely dead… not many people”

Fukushima Worker: “All sorts of troubles going on in plant”; Officials won’t tell public what really happens — People should worry, it’s not under control — Employees wear disguises over fear of retaliation — Reporter: Tour of plant “was very strange… feels completely dead… not many people” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Sep 27, 2014):

NHK, Sept. 24, 2014 (at 2:15 in): [A Fukushima Daiichi worker’s attorney] warns that the current system could endanger the entire decommissioning process… “Tepco should be held accountable for turning a blind eye. It needs to improve labor conditions, otherwise the situation will make it impossible to secure enough workers to deal with the nuclear accident.” >> Watch the video here

The Guardian, Sept. 9, 2014 (emphasis added): Fukushima fallout continues… [There’s an] unprecedented attempt by four Fukushima Daiichi workers to sue the utility for unpaid wages… [T]he four men… wore masks in court for fear of reprisals from their employers… “A year ago, the prime minister told the world that Fukushima was under control. But that’s not the case,” Tsuguo Hirota told Reuters… “It’s becoming a place for amateurs only, and that has to worry anyone who lives near the plant.”… “My health could suffer… I believe there are many people who can’t speak out about this kind of problem,” one of the workers told public broadcaster NHK.

Time Magazine correspondent Hannah Beech, Sept. 7, 2014: Just to get into the plant it –again — it’s like a Hollywood movie… What was very strange about walking into this place is that it feels completely dead. You don’t see that many people moving around. And those people that you do see, there’s not a palpable sense of urgency, but you realize that the work that they’re doing is so important. And they may not be getting the full of backing that they should to be able to do this. >> Full interview here

NPR, March 11, 2014: About 100 out of the 4,000 people working in the plant every day are TEPCO employees. The rest are subcontractors… Workers [are barred from] speaking to the media… I met a TEPCO worker who was on the job when the quake and tsunami hit… and talked in his car… on the condition that we not identify him and disguise his voice. He says it’s well known at the plant that shoddy work is being done… Many problems inside the Fukushima plant go unreported… The worker says that the Japanese government now needs to step in and guarantee the welfare and safety of all the workers…

TEPCO employee at Fukushima Daiichi (at 2:45 in): I’m concerned about my safety… There are things they feel they don’t have to disclose. There are all sorts of troubles going on inside the plant.

Full interview with the anonymous Fukushima worker here

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  1. What can I say? The Pacific, the world’s largest ocean, is dead, totally dead thanks to TEPCO and Fukushima.
    Not one word is said.
    Salmon run was 1% of normal this year.
    Big sea creatures are trapped in our bay struggling for oxygen and food…….they are one third of their former weight. They beach and die.
    Not one word is said.
    Millions of jobs have been destroyed because there is no fish to catch, process or prepare for market. For the first time in our history, the sea is not a clean and safe place to get our food…….it has been destroyed by corporate greed.
    Not one word is said.
    Reporters who speak out in Japan are put in prison, or they die. Reporters in the US who dare use the word Fukushima are fired and vanish. No truth can get out, even simple instructions on how to walk one’s dog in acid rain. There is a total blackout on the topic, they want people to forget it is happening.
    Yet, not one word is said.
    If one turns on US TV for news, propaganda is fed during the week. On weekends, nothing new is promoted, except new wars to “make Americans safer.” Lots of channels with paranormal subjects, fighting ghosts and other stuff. We don’t have enough problems, now ghost fears and spirit boards are popular again.

    My grandparents would be horrified at what is offered as news, and some of them were lawmakers. TV has indeed become the opiate of the masses, world and national leaders never watch it except to see themselves covered. It is rightfully viewed with contempt.

    Going to a movie maker to plan for the 21st century wars is beyond corrupt………..
    Hiding the real truth, the real problem we face is wrong on every level.
    This site has been #1 following this story from the beginning. Were it not for Infinite Unknown, I would have been unable to tell people how to care for their dogs when walking in acid rain…..which is deadly. A responsible government would make such information available.

    A couple of other sites have followed this one, http://www.enenews.org being one, fukushima diary is another.

    Thanks for all you do. You have saved a lot of lives……….
    Here, on the west coast of the Americas, we are doomed.
    We got rain for the first time in months the other night. I opened the windows and deck doors to smell the fresh scents that come only from rain, regardless I know that rain was toxic and acid.

    It was a hot rain, however. My air conditioner kept going on until I turned it off completely. It reminded me of going through the Panama Cannel. It would rain, but the rain and air was so warm, everyone was dry within 15 minutes, then it would rain again. I have never felt such heat in rain in Northern CA. I have lived a long life, and moved back here for the cooler air, real Winters, and four seasons. Now, it is just miserable heat all the time.
    Yet, they say nothing.

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