Friday, September 30, 2011

NHK: "Panel Finds Government Manipulation"

[EXCERPTED] An independent panel has confirmed government involvement in manipulating public opinion on nuclear power.

The panel was set up after workers at Kyushu Electric Power Company and its affiliates sent e-mails in favor of restarting 2 reactors at its Genkai plant to a meeting of local residents in June.

In its final report on Friday, the panel also confirmed 2 other cases in which government officials urged utility companies to offer opinions in favor of nuclear power....

Majia here: At least the Japanese press are reporting on this undue influence. I cannot imagine a comparable story running in the New York Times or Wall Street Journal.

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