From Kyodo News
TOKYO, July 29 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Chubu Electric Power Co. said Friday it was asked by the government’s nuclear safety agency to have local residents pitch questions favoring the firm’s so-called pluthermal nuclear power generation project at a related symposium.
The revelation came after Kyushu Electric Power Co. recently became embroiled in a scandal in which it admitted to an attempt to fake public backing for the resumption of a halted nuclear power plant at a similar event.
Chubu Electric said it asked its employees and workers from its contractors to attend the August 2007 symposium for local people to get a better grasp of the pluthermal project planned for its Hamaoka plant in Shizuoka Prefecture.
The Japanese Regulators have long been compromised by their close ties to the industry, and willingness to collude and withhold information from the public and international groups.
These problems are not only in Japan, in the UK ministers were found colluding with French nuclear industry officials to downplay the events at Fukushima.
|A picture of some of the uncovered evidence|
On June 26th, the government held a meeting in Saga City to answer questions from residents in preparation for the resumption of the operation of the nuclear reactors.
The meeting was shown live by a cable TV station and via the Internet, and viewers were invited to send in their opinions by e-mail or fax.
On Wednesday, Kyushu Electric Power Company President Toshio Manabe revealed that 4 days before the meeting, its head office instructed some company members and 4 affiliated firms to send in e-mails expressing support for restarting the reactors.
Kyushu Electric Also Had Employees Tamper With Previous Public Debates Regarding MOX Fuel
MOX public debate, the former electric employee half of the participants
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