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World The engineer who had predicted Fukushima sees other disasters

10:25  04 may  2021
10:25  04 may  2021 Source:   korii.slate.fr

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"A disaster created by man." This is how the investigation report mandated by the Japanese Parliament had described, one year after the drama, Fukushima Daiichi disaster.

Ten years after the most important nuclear incident since Chernobyl, a former nuclear engineer believes that the country is not immune to a new catastrophe.

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in 2005, Toshio Kimura, an engineer for the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), who manages a part of the Nippon nuclear park had, after leaving the company, notified That "If Fukushima was struck by a tsunami, the supposed pumps use the seawater as a cooling would be lost," tells Jake Adeltein journalist in the Daily Beast . It is very precisely what will cause the merger of three of the four reactors of the plant, six years later.

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delay bombs Toshio Kimura a recently published An book entitled How nuclear energy will kill the nation, in which it considers that the lessons of Fukushima have not been selected and that TEPCO continued to lie and cover Its safety defects, transforming many Japanese power plants into delay bombs.

In 2012, the Parliamentary Report attributed the Fukushima Daiichi disaster not only to the tsunami who had ravaged the coast, but also to "a multitude of voluntary errors and negligence that left the Fukushima plant not prepared for the accident. "

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in April 2021, the Japanese nuclear regulatory authority (NRA) has banned TEPCO to reopen the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power station. Located 250 kilometers from Tokyo, this unit is the most powerful in the world and subject to large safety faults .

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The inspectors identified about fifteen unauthorized entries and " defective anti-terrorist equipment". The NRA gave a "red" rating at the plant, the worst of the four levels of security . This is the first time a Japanese power station receives this note.

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