Edano, former Chief Cabinet Secretary admits he knew melt through on 3/13/2011

In nuclear accident investigation committee, Edano admitted he recognized the fact of melt through on 3/13/2011.

He testified that for the question of lawyer Nomura, a member of the investigation committee. (He is my old teacher in university.)

Edano stated, cabinet office was simulating the situation of Fukushima plants with engineers of Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.

By 3/13/2011, they already shared the recognition that the nuclear fuel had already been melted and the nuclear core was leaking out of PCV, which is called melt through.

Japanese people were not officially informed of the fact that melt through happened in Fukushima by 6/7/2011.

Until then, it was called harmful rumor.

However, Edano states he suggested the possibility of meltdown for the question of a reporter in the press conference held in AM of 3/13/2011, and he had not denied the possibility of that case, which was supposed to be the replacement of the official declaration of melt through.

Edano added, he thought Japanese citizens were already sharing the recognition of melt through from looking at the report of mass media.



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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


May 2012