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Friday, April 11, 2014


It's been three years since radioactive water began leaking from Japan's stricken Fukushima Nuclear reactor. And with dozens of U.S Navy personnel falling sick from radiation contamination, new questions are arising over what Tokyo's electric power company and the U.S Navy may have known about the extent of radiation exposure. RT's Ameera David reports.


Blogger opit said...

With all the hand wringing going on, it is interesting that there is so little 'connecting the dots' to strategic objectives as laid out in nuclear policy. For instance, the use of plutonium enrichment as supplied by the U.S. ( not under their control )or the quitting of engineers at both GE's planning/design ( see YouTube for an expose )and construction facility ( Greg Palast )for the Fukushima 'turn-key' installations...for which the Japanese did not have the 'design expertise'... should lead one to believe Tepco was 'out of the loop' and bowed to U.S. pressures. What those could be given the nature of the situation in postwar Japan is not just a matter of conjecture without context. The dependence on powered cooling of accumulated spent fuel to prevent disastrous reactions is the main flaw I note, coupled with installation in a known earthquake zone with insufficient/inadequate 'safety' margins.

4/12/14, 2:48 PM  

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