NHK: IAEA training program begins in Tokai villagehttp://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120611_25.html
[Excerpted] "An international study program on nuclear energy and the Fukushima accident has begun in Tokai village, north of Tokyo.
Engineers from countries mainly in Asia and Africa are taking part in the Nuclear Energy Management School. The program is sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency...."
This is very strange.
Is Tokai village the same place as the Tokai nuclear reactor?
The Tokia nuclear reactor has had some serious problems recently.
Please see my post here:
TOKAI is one of the reactors that has suffered damage. It is also the location for reprocessing of plutonium and has been for many years.
In March of 2011 Robert Alvarez reported that Tokai was one of the plants damaged by the earthquake.
[Alvarez 3/13/2011 Meltdowns Grow More Likely at the Fukushima Reactors March 13, 2011 · By Robert Alvarez]
“Meanwhile, Unit 2 of the Tokai nuclear complex, which is near Kyodo and just 75 miles north of Tokyo, is reported to have a coolant pump failure. And Japan's nuclear safety agency has declared a state of emergency at the Onagawa nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan because of high radiation levels. Authorities are saying its three reactors are "under control. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-alvarez/meltdowns-japan-earthquake_b_835121.html
Furthermore, Japanese media reported that reactor at Tokai has leaked radioactive water and suffered a fire in Dec 2011 and Jan 2012
"Low-level radioactive water leaks at Tokai nuclear plant "The Mainichi Daily Newshttp://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20120320p2g00m0dm015000c.html
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- [excerpted] "Some 1.5 tons of low-level radioactive water leaked from a storage tank of a nuclear reactor in the process of decommissioning at Japan Atomic Power Co.'s plant in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Monday..."
Enenews: Fukushima Report Introduced by Top Official Hosono: “Other reactors are all in considerably severe condition” — 14 total; Dai-ni, Onagawa, Tokai — “Extreme situations, though not much has been broadcast” (VIDEO)
Why in the world would the IAEA hold training there?