Actual Fukushima worker concerns about sub-contract companies’ withdrawal

An Actual Fukushima worker, Happy20790, stated one of the worst risks about the plants on his tweets on 12/30/2011.



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as usual, problems with water decontamination continue on site.
i wish we could soon switch to permanent gear.. how long will it still be ok with all that temporary pipes and stuffs. what i’m being most affraid of is that general contrator and plant maker may decide to either reduce the amount of work done at fukushima daiichi (1F) or even worse, decide to evacuate the facility and stop employing people altogether.

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For the general contractor and the plant maker,
working on decontamination tasks with the governement, who still have some money left, seems more appealing than working with bankrupted tepco on 1F site.
Especialy since decontamination tasks are a bit like uncharted territory,
they may as well charge extra money on the government for research and development.
Radiation exposure on decontamination tasks is less dangerous and it’s also easier to
find willing workers.
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not even trying to come up with a good reason, major nuclear companies in japan, are starting to shift their staff away from 1F to other plants.
Since building new reactors in Japan seems problematic right now, they start to focus on plants from foreign countries

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Behind the scenes they’re already in talk with countries like america, china, india, indonesia, vietnam, lithuania, brazil, mongolia etc, trying to build new plants, fighting competition and accepting orders.
In the future, qualified Japanese nuclear staff may have no choice but to go abroad to keep their jobs.
Do you think this is right ? i really wonder..

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Despite Fukushima Daiichi plant still being in such a grave state,
shifting staff away now, while work toward recovery is still taking place, looks very strange.
Thinking that even at best times, there was simply just not enough capable hands..
i think general contractor and plant maker should really take their responsability for the plants they’ve already built in the country before jumping on some new projects.
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Japanese government should really take the lead and act as a mediator,
organizing a global scale effort in order to try and stabilise the situation..
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the workers that have been irradiated at 1F site for over a year now,
should switch and go working on soil decontamination for a while to minimize their exposure to radiations.
Working turns like that could provide jobs for the local population and if we set it as a goal we could get the radiation levels below 100mSv in 5 years. we really have to stop seeing each tasks as being separated from one another. We need a global approach as each tasks depends upon the others.

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If a strong politician with good ideas and lot of influence could show up and help us all…
that’d be just what need right now.
Problems with the contaminated rubbles, with 1F itself and soils decontamination,
Looking at how things are progressing lately, i get a bad feeling telling me this ain’t gonna end well.
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Hey there(^o^) in a few hours we’ll leave this past year back .. and enter the new one.
Starting from 3/11 last year, we were left mostly in the dark with very scarce information.
the large majority of the reports available from that point onward, were really just try and guesses about what was really happening out there. It’s been a year now, and each time i watch or read the press, and i can’t help but feeling like: “wake up everyone! you should all fight your best to provide us citizens with correct information!”
Happy20790 happy
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I never thought i would go on with this job for so long.
Since i’ve started, i’ve been called many names .. a Tepco-spy, a provocateur and so on.
At some point i thought i should stop working there.
But thanks to the support and cheering of everyone,
I’m still here. In April 2011 i had 100 followers. Now you are over 50.000 ..
Happy20790 happy
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I’ve just realized (took me some time) what 50.000 followers really means.
I’d like to take this opportunity to express my deepest thanks to everyone of you.
Everyone’s support and cheering up really made the difference for me.


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(follow up 3)

I’d like to thank you again everyone for all the cheering up and the support throughtout this past year.
As you know the situation at Fukushima plant isn’t yet over at all.
I’ll try my best and work hard on whatever i can do to help containing the situation.
I wish you all a happy new year and hope circle of bonds can grow and Japaneses people can get together working toward a quick resolution of the crisis.


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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.


January 2012