Thursday, February 23, 2012

NRC Releases Audio Tapes of Fukushima

The destroyed No. 3 reactor building of Tokyo Electric Power Company's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is seen in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture.

Here is the link American Public Radio Marketplace: Fukushima Disaster

"The recordings show the inside workings of the U.S. government’s highest level efforts to understand and deal with the unfolding nuclear crisis as the reactors meltdown. In the course of a week, the NRC is repeatedly alarmed that the situation may turn even more catastrophic. The NRC emergency staff discusses what to do -- and what the consequences may be -- as it learns that reactor containment safeguards are failing, and that spent fuel pools are boiling away their cooling water, and in one case perhaps catching fire."

1 comment:

  1. I can't listen to voice records of terrible events. The emotional impact is too intense. Under it all, I'm a delicate flower. There; the news is out.

    You know what amazes me? The way "experts" say the locals will be able to move back to the Fukushima area fairly soon. They talk about removing the top layer of dirt, as if this will fix everything. Sure doesn't seem that way to me. Though I can understand old people being willing to move back, I wouldn't want to see a young family living there.

    PS: The Captcha letters that you have to read in order to post a comment are getting much harder for me to read. Old eyes. And now there are TWO insensible words to decode. Creepy.