5 days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, and a series of explosions at its nuclear facilities, thanks to the publication specializing in the hidden portal Wikileaks documents was ajar Zahav mysteries about which officials prefer to remain silent.
As written now British newspaper The Daily Telegraph citing diplomatic leaks collected Wikileaks, the harsh dilemmas at Japanese nuclear power plants, namely emergency, "Fukushima-1", it was clear a couple of years back. Experts internationality Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2008 warned Tokyo that the station, built a little more than 30 years ago, can not withstand a massive earthquake. Moreover, the Japanese government stated that the security measures available to the local nuclear power plant does not meet modern standards. These data were presented in the dispatch of South American Embassy in Land of the Rising Sun.
In response, the authorities of the rising sun promised to remove all the problems and even lined up in the event of a natural disaster emergency center. But it was only designed to force the quake of 7 points. Nine- earthquake Last Friday turned out for him a true disaster.
In the reports of the South American diplomatic mission in Land of the Rising Sun and provides information about how back in 2006 the Japanese government opposed a court decision to close a plant in the west of the country due to fears that she will not stand in the 6.5 magnitude earthquake.
In response, the government noted the conclusion that the Nuclear and Industrial Security Land of the Rising Sun sure reactor one hundred percent non-hazardous. This was confirmed by appropriate studies, the document said.
In another dispatch of U.S. diplomats in Washington is a question of how, in October 2008, in a private conversation with the staff of the Embassy of South American member of Japan's parliament Taro Kono acknowledged that the Japanese government to "cover" the data about the tragedies of nuclear facilities.
Numerous warnings about the insecurity of the Japanese nuclear power plant sounded and the Council for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety during the G8 meeting in Tokyo in 2008.
As the Telegraph, now the authorities of the country will inevitably face the question of whether all were manufactured in order to avert a catastrophe?
Recall earthquake magnitude 9 came out on March 11 in 300 kilometers from the coast of the Land of the Rising Sun. It caused a tsunami height of 10 meters completely destroyed several Japanese cities to the north-east of the country.
March 12 due to a power outage at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" has turned off the cooling system. After that, the station explosion of hydrogen gas with which the nuclear industry tried to cool reactor. Radiation levels began to rise sharply. Was started evacuation of people living within a radius of 20 km from the plant.
First of the week on the nuclear power plant accident happened several more explosions, there was a fire. Were damaged all 6 power plant "Fukushima-1". There has been a release of radiation into the atmosphere. The situation could seriously worsen if emergency reactors melted fuel rods. In the first reactor, they are damaged by 70% in the second — 33%. Radiation levels in the districts NPP exceeds the maximum permissible levels by 300%. Most of the workers were evacuated from the emergency facility.
In the last few hours, where the level of pollutants in the air a little down, the station returned 180 people who are trying to eliminate the disaster. They are trying to fill in the damaged reactor boric acid. With all this it supplies the Japanese nuclear industry has come to an end, in connection with which they appealed to the adjacent South Korea. Seoul has vowed to put the necessary reagents in Tokyo very recently.
In turn, specialists from the Austrian authorities on radiation protection they say that the situation at the "Fukushima" is close to critical, because the water level in the cooling circuit of the reactor dropped by 40 cm
As the scientists and professionals in the field of nuclear energy, currently offered measures to prevent radiation leaks are trying to stop something that can be remembered as one of the biggest industrial catastrophes. "It is slowly looming nightmare" — says Thomas Neff Center for international research.