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Tepco Admits It Knew of Problems at Fukushima BEFORE the Earthquake Hit
Posted By admin On October 14, 2012 @ 5:30 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
Washington’s Blog 
Oct 14, 2012
Due to the pressure put on Tepco by whistleblowers, writers and others, Tepco is finally coming clean.
As the Wall Street Journal reports  today:
In a stunning reversal, the operator of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant admitted for the first time Friday that it had made errors of judgment that contributed to one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents last year.
[Tecpo] said in a report that the company failed to adequately prepare for a disaster and that it knew it wasn’t prepared, and yet it did nothing, out of fear for the economic and social consequences.
“There was a worry that if the company were to implement a severe-accident response plan, it would spur anxiety throughout the country and in the community where the plant is sited, and lend momentum to the antinuclear movement,” said the report, explaining what it described as the “underlying reasons” Tepco didn’t have a good plan for such accidents.
That makes as much sense as claiming that American football players should take off their helmets and pads because protective gear implies that football is a dangerous activity.
The Journal continues:
The report represents a shift in stance for Tepco, which had continued to maintain it had done its best to prevent an accident from happening—despite repeated criticism from government and private-sector panels that studied events.
Postscript: While a Japanese Parliamentary inquiry found in July that collusion between Tepco and the Japanese government was the cause of the Fukushima disaster , the American government has long played a huge role in dictating Japanese nuclear policy .
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URLs in this post:
 Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/tepco-admits-it-knew-of-problems-at-fukushima-before-the-earthquake-hit.html
 this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/03/japanese-seismologist-in-2004-on-risk-of-nuclear-accident-its-like-a-kamikaze-terrorist-wrapped-in-bombs-just-waiting-to-explode.html
 this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/engineers-knew-fukushima-might-be-unsafe-but-covered-it-up-and-now-the-extreme-vulnerabilty-of-new-u-s-plants-is-being-covered-up.html
 this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/04/japans-nuclear-melt-down-economic.html
 reports: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444799904578052383499017670.html
 Tepco and the Japanese government was the cause of the Fukushima disaster: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/japanese-parliamentary-inquiry-fukushima-disaster-caused-by-collusion-among-government-regulators-and-tepco.html
 huge role in dictating Japanese nuclear policy: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/american-government-is-dictating-japanese-nuclear-policy.html
 TEPCO admits Fukushima-1 reactors leak radioactive water to Pacific Ocean: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-admits-fukushima-1-reactors-leak-radioactive-water-to-pacific-ocean.html
 Tepco Fails to Get Assurance on Restarting Second Fukushima Nuclear Plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-fails-to-get-assurance-on-restarting-second-fukushima-nuclear-plant.html
 Fukushima plant stabilised, Tepco claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-plant-stabilised-tepco-claims.html
 Fukushima gov. slams TEPCO, govt for ‘betrayal’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-gov-slams-tepco-govt-for-betrayal.html
 TEPCO seeks permission to dump groundwater from Fukushima plant into ocean: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-seeks-permission-to-dump-groundwater-from-fukushima-plant-into-ocean.html
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