Actual Conditons of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

August 17, 2011, Okumamachi, Japan – Masao Yoshida, general manager of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, apologizes for the nuclear accident at his plant and thanks for the support from across Japan and around the world in this frame-grabbed image from the six-minute video footage released on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, by Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, some 210km northeast of Tokyo.The untility, known as TEPCO, and the government restated the nine-month roadmap to bring the runaway reactors to a safe shutdown by January 2012 at the Fukushima plant. TEPCO said there has been progress in its goal of stopping radiation emissions, saying the amount of radiation releases into the atmosphere from the plant dropped to 1/10,000,000th of the levels immediately after the plant was hit by a magnitude-9 earthquake March 11. (Photo by TEPCO/AFLO) [0006] -mis-