Monday, March 26, 2012

Mainichi: "Nuclear Industry Group Paid 7.9 Million Yen to 4 Scholars on Fukui Panel"

[excerpted] FUKUI -- "An Osaka-based nuclear power industry group with strong ties to Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) paid four members of a 12-member Fukui prefectural nuclear safety advisory panel a total of 7.9 million yen in contributions between fiscal 2006 and 2010, the Mainichi has learned...

The Kan Gen Kon [Osaka-based Kansai nuclear power council] says it is giving research grants to scholars who have made contributions to the promotion of nuclear power and the use of radiation and are conducting promising research. It added it is operating independently of KEPCO.... "

How science is bought through research grants...

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