58.3% of Japanese people do not support the government’s move to promote nuclear power plant exports, against 24.0% who said they back the policy, a Jiji Press opinion poll has revealed.
An official from the government agency in charge of helping victims of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Disaster is to be punished for making abusive remarks on Twitter.
The Reconstruction Agency says that in March this year, the official sat in on a meeting in the Diet of a citizens’ group working to minimize exposure to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant accident.
He later tweeted that he attended a meeting only to be booed and jeered by people he called no-good leftists. He went on to say that the only thing he feels sympathy for is their lack of intelligence.
Once again, they’ve missed something they should be aware of. This shows again they lack the qualification to be managing the plant, which is the root cause of their failure to contain the March 11th disaster.
Atsushi Kasai, former researcher of radiation protection at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute"
A significant radioactive contamination of the Techa river basin occurred as a result of releases of medium-level and low-level radioactive waste into Lakes Kyzyltash, Tatysh, and Karachai, located near Mayak in the vicinity of the Techa’s upper course.
TEPCO conceded that it did not manage risk properly because it feared that any measures to improve safety at the Fukushima plant, or to conduct evacuation drills, would stoke the anti-nuclear movement, interfere with operations, raise costs and create legal and political problems.
The Fukushima plant looks to be a bottomless pit, with the tab set to grow as decontamination and decommissioning will take decades. And, how much will it cost to deal with all the radioactive waste accumulated at Japan’s 50 other reactors and where will that be stored?
An additional 24 researchers were exposed to an exotic soup of radioactive isotopes at the Hadron Experimental Facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, last week, raising the tally to 30, the state-run Japan Atomic Energy Agency said late Sunday.