Ambassador Kennedy tours Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy addresses workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy addresses workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)

Caroline Kennedy, the US Ambassador to Japan, spent three hours visiting the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday as part of her first trip as ambassador to Fukushima Prefecture.

Ambassador Kennedy oversees spent fuel removal operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 spent fuel pool
Ambassador Kennedy oversees spent fuel removal operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 spent fuel pool
Ambassador Kennedy in the shared control room for the Unit 1 and Unit 2 reactors at Fukushima Daiichi
Ambassador Kennedy in the shared control room for the Unit 1 and Unit 2 reactors at Fukushima Daiichi

While touring the site, Kennedy observed spent fuel removal operations at the Unit 4 reactor, visited the shared control room for the Unit 1 and Unit 2 reactors, and met with TEPCO officials who discussed how the loss of power was dealt with after the tsunami hit the station on March 11th, 2011.

Ambassador Kennedy looks out the window of her bus as she tours parts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan
Ambassador Kennedy looks out the window of her bus as she tours parts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan

Kennedy told reporters that it is difficult to fully comprehend the complexity of issues that are being faced just by reading about it.

The ambassador issued a statement committing aid from the United States to decommissioning efforts and specifically helping Japan cope with the highly contaminated water that is piling up onsite and flowing into the Pacific Ocean.

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  1. Dear miss Kennedy, already I have cleaned up the Chernobyl site, I look forward to cleaning up the Fukushima site. I have created a new particle that really moves out a lot of radiation. I have the ability also to program minds of people with different things , one of which is Geiger counter. You should check me out. I do believe that we may be related. Contact me please. I live in L.A. Sincerely Jason Andrew Danna

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