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Accident manuals information “may be detrimental to safety” if made public – TEPCO

After blacking out almost all of its Accident Manuals when reporting to the Cabinet, TEPCO is reconsidering though it maintains some information is dangerous Press release today says: In addition, yesterday we also received an instruction document from NISA titled … Continue reading

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“We must not leak highly radioactive water outside of our facility” – TEPCO pres

In a CNN interview of Sept 6, TEPCO’s president said the most difficult issue at present is the radioactive water. “We just had a typhoon. With the torrential rain, more of polluted water is being produced. We must not leak … Continue reading

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Kan- Fukushima “a man made disaster”, no “well-thought out preparations”

He also expressed frustration that TEPCO did not follow his instructions or keep him informed,  “Even as I sought an explanation for this situation, I couldn’t tell whose decisions I was being given. It was like a game of Chinese … Continue reading

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Japan should be nuclear free: “Nuclear power is not something that can be managed by conventional safety measures alone” – Japanese PM Kan

“Given the enormity of the risks associated with nuclear power generation, I have realised nuclear technology is not something that can be managed by conventional safety measures alone,” Kan told a news conference. “I believe we should aim for a … Continue reading

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AREVA and Sarkozy used Fukushima smear campaign to promote own nuclear business

French nuclear power lobbyists used Fukushima smear campaign to promote own businesses – snipped version of long interesting article from Mainichi Less than a month after the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Areva distributed illustrated brochures elaborating on the … Continue reading

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Putting generators in flood proof buildings was a “no-brainer” – TEPCO engineer

“Backup power generators are critical safety equipment, and it should’ve been a no-brainer to put them inside the reactor buildings,” Mr. Toyota says. “It’s a huge disappointment that nobody at Tepco—including me—was sensitive enough to notice and do something about … Continue reading

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"It is inconceivable that a severe accident could actually occur" – origin of the safety myth

“If we even mentioned there was a slight possibility that nuclear plants were dangerous, antinuclear advocates pushed for shutting every plant down,” he said. “So, we just kept on declaring the plants were safe.”       – former actich … Continue reading

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Japan blindly believed it's nuclear plants "were the safest in the world" – industry minister

When asked why the government failed to act on tsunami warnings, industry minister Banri Kaieda said his ministry had blindly believed Japan’s nuclear plants “were the safest in the world.” (Jun. 12, 2011) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110611002697.htm

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“A continuous outflow of contaminated water” to the ocean – IAEA June 1 report

“There is a continuous outflow of contaminated water from the site, which keeps the levels on the monitoring stations of TEPCO near the shore relatively constant”  said the IAEA’s Marine Environment Monitoring report on marine monitoring dated June 2.  “There is a … Continue reading

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Reactors still functioning, not totally destroyed – TEPCO April 12

  ”Even though some amount of radiation keeps leaking from reactors and their containment vessels, they are not totally destroyed and are functioning,” Nishiyama said. The safety commission said it estimates the release has come down to under 1 terabecquerel … Continue reading

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