Friday, December 16, 2011

Japan's PM Noda Declares a Cold Shutdown "State" and the End of Nuke Accident

Declaring a cold shutdown, even with "state", is a joke, but Noda went further and declared the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident to be over.

Why did he do that? Asahi Shinbun (12/16/2011) reports that:


By using the word "the accident is over", the government wants to dispel fears of the nuclear plant accident that are still strong both inside and outside Japan, resulting in baseless rumors. The administration will proceed with decontamination and shrinking the evacuation zone to have the residents return.

Why does the Japanese government want the residents to return? Why, to save on compensation money of course. Or so the Wall Street Journal's Japanese reporters say, as they can say what Japanese reporters for the Japanese MSMs cannot say:

As many as 140,000 people were asked to either evacuate or remain indoors for an extended period of time during the peak period of the crisis. By cleaning up the contaminated areas, the government hopes to rebuild the local economy and rein in compensation payments.

And remember, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has declared there has been no leak of contaminated water from Fukushima I Nuke Plant, and will never be.


no6ody said...

As usual, understanding comes from following the money. Not only are the compensation payments not made, but 'they' can stop looking for radiation--so exports and internal selling within Japan can proceed unhindered. I suppose the rise in future cancer rates will happen when a different administration is in power.

Humanity is not very good at identifying and controlling obvious psychopaths... if the containment water was not leaked, it must have been dumped intentionally.

Anonymous said...

littleCanary says...

Well. is not a cold shut down. is like one that is what they say in the news.

So probably in the first weeks of 3.11 we had the meltdowns and following the china syndrome.

And as ususal japs executives deny this during this 10 months, but at least they confirm the meltdowns.

No matter if they dump or not this water to the Ocean you dont have to be an expert to confirm with the pictures the leaked water around the reactors, to see that this whole situation is out of control since day 1 till today.
The containment liquid has gone out some way...
This is scary, now we can tell the Tokyo and Fukushima people are the new "Hibakushas"...

Will they be discriminated as happens with the Fat boy generation?

Anonymous said...

It is not a cold shutdown until they block this blog, enenews, Fukushima diary and the other one or two. It can't be a shutdown until all news and facts are shutdown.

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Anonymous said...

Up Yours, Noda

Fixie said...

I guess they consider the cost of caring for radiation related illnesses, both in the short term and the long term to be cheaper than paying out the cost for resettlement compensation.

Somewhere, in a government department tucked out of the way, you can be certain a government official has been tasked with costing that equation.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the cost of caring for radiation illness, for those highly exposed, will not be very expensive--those people will not live long. And deceased people don't collect compensation money-especially when its whole families that expire. A TERRIBLE way to eliminate costs.

Vivre said...

The only thing that switched into 'cold shutdown' on demand is the government and Tepco, NISA, IAEA ... ... . All-enclosive inside a money-power-pressure-vessel and making this world their private suppression-chamber.

I wouldn't mind them fusioning to a hot-blob if only their game wouldn't be so deadly serious.

Atomfritz said...

I fear what happened and happens in Japan will be a blueprint what will repeat at the next large reactor accident, wherever it occurs.

The governmental handling of the BP spill in the Mexico Gulf incident indicates that a nuclear accident in other capitalist areas like USA, the EU or elsewhere probably would be handled not much differently than in Japan.

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