Japan panel investigating unanswered questions surrounding the Fukushima disaster

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A Japanese Diet-appointed panel is investigating the details surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster to try to determine who is telling the truth about a key phase in the Fukushima nuclear disaster: politicians or TEPCO.

Multiple officials have accused TEPCO of trying to make the crisis appear “less serious” than it actually was, yet no one offers any solutions on how to hold the utility accountable in its reporting of the disaster.

One of the key questions the public is waiting to hear more information on is whether or not TEPCO wanted to desert Fukushima plant at the height of the crisis.

TEPCO denied the company had any plans to desert the stricken plant, but this has been a serious point of contention after multiple officials confirmed their understandings of TEPCO’s request.

Sources have told The Asahi Shimbun that Masataka Shimizu, TEPCO’s president at the time, called Kaieda and Edano on the night of March 14 to request the pullout of TEPCO workers.

In a recent interview Edano said, “If they were only thinking about partial evacuation, there would have been no need to call me in the first place.”


Another key question is why the central government and TEPCO were unable to sufficiently grasp the extent of the accident as it was unfolding.

On May 17, politicians will be summoned to the Diet’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission to give their side of the story.

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  1. The company that had the plants built is responsable after all it was built to thier requirments and if they recieved poor advice it is their problem for not hiring the proper companies. If they can prove in court that companies they hired made mistakes then they can get compansation from them.

  2. The 2 real questions are:

    1. Exactly how much damage did the QUAKE do to all the Japanese reactors,especially those at Fukushima…

    TEPCO and the entire Nuclear Industry is DESPERATE to avoid the concept that an BIG EQ can start a meltdown because it puts EVERY land based Reactor at RISK of creating a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster…

    TEPCO “fiddled” with the 3/11/11 operators data just enough to make it appear that the Tsunami was the “cause” because most people Globally are not afraid of Tsunamis’…

    Sure the data shows they were adding “makeup” water; but ask yourself why was that extra water suddenly required in such massive amounts? The answer is MASSIVE RADIOACTIVE WATER LEAKAGE caused by the QUAKE! Think of all the weakened condenser tubes, weakened wiring + piping penetrations, and old seam welds at supporting reinforcements all starting to fail at the same time because of the BIG ground movements caused by the EQ and the after shocks…

    We all know what happens when you shake up a soda can and then start to open it.

    Fukushima was caused by the failure of the reactor to withstand the ground movements caused by the huge EQ, which by the way, was built far beyond the spec’s of all US reactors…

    What will happen when CA or another state gets the BIG One,
    … better yet, can the USA afford a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster?

    2. What about the ongoing secret Japanese NUKE program:

    JAEC —> http://wp.me/p21p6a-8s0
    The Nuclear FIX is in…

    This is the $moking Gun that has allowed TEPCO to call the shots since 3/11/11.

    They are blackmailing the Japanese Government with the knowledge that Japan has had an ILLEGAL NUKE program going on now for many years! The rumors of a secret Nuke lab “Under” Fukushima is only the tip of the iceberg and the truth is that there are many location in or around nuclear reactors in Japan that have nuclear “components” that are being stored for Japan’s defense!

    The USA and other Countries have not only known about this but have also helped Japan acquire these illegal “components”:

    US Circumvented Laws To Help Japan Accumulate Tons of Plutonium http://www.dcbureau.org/

    I hope that Ex-PM Kan can lead the Japanese people away from their Nuclear Folly before Nature strikes Japan yet again! Neither the Japanese nor the rest of the Planet can afford another Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster like Fukushima; which is still ongoing…

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