Thursday, March 17, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Japanese Government Says It Was TEPCO Who Turned Down the US Offer for Help

not them. Whatever.

Yomiuri Shinbun (in Japanese; 3:11PM JST 3/18/2011) says:

The government source said today that the Japanese government declined the offer for help from the US government after the accident at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant because "TEPCO said they can do it all by themselves", that it was TEPCO who deemed any foreign assistance unnecessary.

According to the government source, the US government offered the US military helicopters for use right after the March 11 earthquake. The Japanese government has been accepting foreign aids only after it thoroughly considers the needs in the earthquake/tsunami-hit areas. Some say the government "did not decline, but put it on hold for further consideration".

Sir Humphrey Appleby would be so proud.... I remember him saying in one of the episode, something like this:

"Prime Minister, we never "decline" a request from our constituents. We just tell them we will consider their request thoroughly in a committee, then we don't need to do anything..."

Exactly what's happening in Japan.

And always blame others. So what they've probably unnecessarily endangered large number of people in the area.?


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