[Former chairman of nuclear safety commission] “You can never feel reassured about nuclear power, it’s so spooky.”

Interview with Madarame, the former chairman of nuclear safety commission in 2005.

He was honest to say they don’t know entire things about nuclear power, they can never feel reassured about nuclear power.




[Presidente fondatore della commissione per la sicurezza nucleare] “Non ti puoi mai sentire sicuro con l’energia nucleare, è così sinistra”

Intervista con Madarame, il presidente formatore della commissione per la sicurezza nucleare nel 2005.

E’ stato onesto nel dire che non si sa tutto a proposito dell’energia nucleare, e non ci si può sentire sicuri con l’energia nucleare.


Français :

[Un ancien président de la Commission de Sûreté Nucléaire] “Vous ne pouvez jamais être tranquille avec l’électricité nucléaire, tellement ça fout la trouille.”

Interview de Madarame, un ancien président de la Commission de la Sécurité Nucléaire, en 2005.

Il a eu l’honnêteté de dire qu’ils ne savent pas tout de l’énergie nucléaire, qu’ils ne sont jamais tranquilles avec le nucléaire.

  1. it’s silly.

    they say nuclear power doesn’t come from the sun, so for example you put radioactive “batteries” into spaceships that go to places where the power of the sun is very weak.

    but consider that electricity is soemthing dynamic (mostly). you have spinning turbines in windmills, or turbines in hydrodams, or spinning turbines in in steam from coal, gas, wood or decaying atoms. electricity is soemthing dynamic.

    it obviously should be generated by soemthing that is dynamic by nature.

    generating electricity, which has a short benefit, like for a hot shower or a microwave meal from nuclear power is just plain stupid.

    you cannot reverse the split atom. but we want a hot shower and a hot meal EVERYDAY.
    the wind blows everyday. the sun shines everyday, the ocean moves everyday.
    if you got the time, even coal and gas and oil are renewable, it just takes a really long time for coal and gas and oil creation from plants capturing carbon dioxide gas and making it solid.

    the equation e equals mass times the constant-of-light-speed squared is facinating, sure; but is a a kilo of nuclear waste that lasts basically forever and un-reversable really worth 100’000 hot showers and 100’000 microwave cup noddles (per day)? what if soem of that 1 kilo waste lands in your shower or in your noodles …

    have a nice day! : )

  2. TEPCO has ruined a wide area of Japan. And the DPJ policies have allowed food, waste, and contaminated products from the danger zone to make life much more complicated in all the other areas of Japan. Even after the accident, life in Japan could have been saved. But the government insisted on spreading waste from the polluted area to incinerators all across Japan. And worse the government did not prevent companies, farmers and fishermen from inside the contaminated zone from peddling their product in other parts of Japan. Now school children in far away Fukuoka are eating lunches made with vegetables from the polluted zone. The whole country has become a mine field.

    The DPJ’s money-first policies have destroyed the beauty of life in rural Japan.

    It is hard for someone who lives outside of Japan to imagine what has been lost. Rural Japan is beautiful. The people are kind and caring. The scenery awesome. Natural. but there is high speed internet. there are frequent trains that can whisk you to a world-class city in a very short time for your fix of whatever those cities offer. There is almost no crime. No drug fiends. No hooligans. No vandals. And a population that genuinely enjoys being in the country. The “imos”, the “potatoes” they call themselves. No fear walking at night, even for young girls. And there is the takubin guy, Japan’s equivalent of UPS, which can deliver to your rural doorstep anything you want (Amazon arrives the next day, same with luggage from the airport). Yet you are in the midst of nature.

    But rural Japan has been destroyed in east Japan by TEPCO.

    And rural Japan in other parts of Japan has become much less innocent. More dangerous. As the government has seen fit to impose food from Fukushima on the school children all over Japan.

    It was so special. You can’t imagine. But it’s gone now.

    I can understand why so many people are living in denial. Something so unique and so precious has been lost. It is not wonder they cannot let it go, and move away. Better to die in place, perhaps.

    Thank you DPJ. Thank you TEPCO.

    If anyone knows another country that has such a place, please let me know. I so want my old life back.

    Nuclear power did this.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
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.


November 2012