Wednesday, March 16, 2011

#Japan #Earthquake: More on Bureaucracy at the Top That Could Kill

Yesterday I wrote about Ministry of Education and Science officials telling the reporters to go to the Prime Minister's Office for the interpretation of the data that they collected on the radiation level in the 20-30 kilometer-radius evacuation zone of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

That snide bureaucratic comment was the result of yet another bureaucratic instruction of the chief cabinet secretary.

Here's a clarification by Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano, according to Yomiuri Shinbun (11:55PM JST 3/16/2011):


Edano
said he instructed the ministries and agencies: "Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry are to collect data only. Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (under Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and Nuclear Safety Commission (which belongs to the Cabinet) are to interpret the data. I have instructed to do their job according to their job specifications."
And on top of all this, is a clueless Prime Minister without a Sir Humphrey Appleby..

1 comments:

Sean Black said...

Hi, I was also interested in Japan tragedy. Thanks for sharing. I had a page about the Japan was in earthquake zone.

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