TV - Episode 25
Jeremy Rifkin, Dr. Helen Caldicott
The Truth about Fukushima:
Engineer Yastel Yamada's Presentation at a recent Occupy Ukiah
Mr. Yastel Yamada, a retired
engineer and founder of the Fukushima Skilled Veterans Corps,
spoke in Ukiah on July 30, 2012 about attempts to repair damaged
systems at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The event was at the Ukiah Unified Methodist Church social hall and a question period and workshops followed the presentations.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant was heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami
that hit Japan in 2011. In addition to the uranium fuel rods
that were in use at the time of the disaster, the plant also
stores hundreds of used fuel rods in water-filled cooling chambers
that are beginning to fail. Mr. Yamada, 72, is eager for the
chance to help.
After seeing hundreds of
younger men on television struggle to control the damage at the
Daiichi plant, Mr. Yamada struck on an idea: Recruit other older
engineers and other specialists to help tame the rogue reactors.
Not only do they have the skills needed, but because of their
advanced age, they are at less risk of getting cancer and other
diseases that develop slowly as a result of exposure to high
levels of radiation. Their volunteering would spare younger Japanese
from dangers that could leave them childless, or worse. "We
have to contain this accident, and for that, someone should do
the work," said Mr. Yamada, a retired plant engineer who
had worked for Sumitomo Metal Industries. "It would benefit
society if the older generation took the job because we will
get less damage from working there."
The Japanese government
has so far refused the offer of help from the Skilled Veterans
Corps. Mr. Yamada's United States tour was sponsored by Fukushima
Response, a group of concerned individuals working together to
demand an international response to the dangers currently posed
by the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. His appearance
in Ukiah was co-sponsored by the Methodist Church, the Mendocino
Environmental Center, and Occupy Ukiah. The event will be broadcast
live on KMEC radio, 105.1 FM. It was videotaped and shown locally
on Mendocino Access cable television.
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