Most important lessons from Fukushima not learnt: nuclear risk experts

Published on english.Xinhuanet, March 11, 2014.

VIENNA, March 10 (Xinhua) — Members of the International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group (INRAG) said Monday the most important lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster have not been learned. The INRAG international experts, including professors, former members of nuclear authorities, and independent scientists, made the claim following a meeting at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna where it is currently based, to coincide with the third anniversary of the disaster in Japan.  

The group came to the conclusion that the “destroyed nuclear reactors in Fukushima are still not under control,” BOKU said in a press release. In addition, the population and decision-makers were still not adequately informed of existing risks.
INRAG also said a main reason the disaster occurred is because no independent nuclear authority existed, something the “self-contained society of nuclear operators, government agencies, and regulators” prevented … //

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Links:

Japon: les Yakuzas infiltrés à Fukushima, on Europe 1, par Pauline Hofmann, le 10 mars 2014;

Published on Nov 21, 2013:
Yakuza gangsters forcing homeless people to work on the Fukushima nuclear plant clear-up… who are fired once they suffer high radiation doses, on Mail Online (with link to Photo Gallery):

  • – Authorities are facing a desperate shortage of workers for the clear-up,
  • – Subcontractors are said to have reached out to crime bosses,
  • – Undercover reporter claims to have infiltrated the clear-up operation,
  • – He says he has ’solid evidence’ that people are being forced to work.

Japan’s notorious Yakuza gangsters are forcing homeless people to join the desperate clear-up effort at the Fukushima nuclear plant before simply firing them when they suffer high doses of radiation, it has been claimed. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) which operates the plant have been struggling to recruit workers who are desperately needed to join the hazardous operation dismantling the plant. As a result Tepco subcontractors reportedly reached out out to the Yakuza for help. The gangsters are said to often provide workers at short notice for large scale construction projects …;

Published again on Dec 30 2013:
on Reuters: Special Report: Japan’s homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up;
and on Forbes: Yakuza Gangsters Recruit Homeless Men For Fukushima Nuclear Clean Up.

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