This NHK special documentary is a summary of the 2 months of collaboration between scientists Shinzo Kimura e Masaharu Okano to mapping the radiation emitted by the Fukushima nuclear power plant 1 (Daiichi). Masaharu Okano is an expert and pioneer in radiation research and Shinzo Kimura specializing in radiation hygiene. NHK World, YouTube, May 2011 (in English and Japanese with subtitles in English) or mirror site: Nippon-Sekai.
The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant sounded the alarm on the gravity of the crisis at the site. There are more than 200,000 tons of radioactive water in makeshift tanks vulnerable to leaks, with no reliable way to check on them or anywhere to transfer the water. If the water does get into the ocean, it will surpass even the leaks that occurred in the disaster’s early days. Michio Aoyama, a senior scientist, said, “It’s the ultimate, worst-case scenario.”
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