Sunday, May 27, 2012

Headlines from Japan: Jiji's Believe it or NOT

Jiji: EXCLUSIVE: TEPCO to Back Ex-Execs in Shareholder Lawsuit Saturday May 26, 2012
 "In their written complaint, the shareholders insist that the TEPCO executives neglected to take safety measures, although they were aware of the risks of accidents after the science ministry warned in 2002  that an earthquake of a magnitude of around 8 could occur..."  

Jiji: Japan to Promote Use of Ocean Energy
JIJI (Japan) - Friday, May 25, 2012

Jiji: Japan Industry Minister Vows to Break Pro-Nuclear Alliance
JIJI (Japan) - Friday, May 25, 2012 --Japanese industry minister Yukio Edano said Friday that he is "making every effort" to break the pro-nuclear alliance between the ministry and power firms....  Edano said, "I do not think everything has changed"

Jiji: Radiation Not Cause of Deaths of Fukushima Workers: U.N. Panel
JIJI (Japan) - Thursday, May 24, 2012
"... Based on information available so far, their deaths are attributable to cardiovascular disease or other reasons, according to the report compiled by the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.

One of them died of acute leukemia, but there is no correlation between the death and radiation exposure because the time between the start of the worker's participation in the operations and the death is short, the committee said...."

Jiji: WHO Puts Max Dose from TEPCO Accident at 50 Millisieverts JIJI (Japan) - May 23, 2012
"The maximum whole-body radiation dose typical Japanese received from the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 power plant is estimated at 50 millisieverts over the first four months, the World Health Organization said in a recent report."

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