Thursday, February 16, 2012

Goshi Hosono to Municipalities: "Stand Up Against Opposition to Disaster Debris"

A veritable declaration of war against citizens.

From Jiji Tsushin (2/17/2012):


Municipalities should "stand up" in disaster-debris wide area disposal, says Minister of the Environment


During the press conference after the cabinet meeting on February 17, Minister of the Environment Goshi Hosono referred to the start of experimental incineration of disaster debris from Yamada-machi, Iwate Prefecture by Shimada City in Shizuoka and said, "A small municipality like Shimada City has stood up, and so should the heads of the municipalities with the ability to process (disaster debris)", calling for cooperation from the municipalities all over Japan to process the disaster debris from the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami.


The Ministry of the Environment has been asking the municipalities to accept the disaster debris from Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures, but hasn't made much progress. Only Tokyo and Yamagata Prefecture have started accepting the debris. Hosono emphasized, "As the one-year anniversary of the quake/tsunami approaches, I want to move the wide-area processing forward, at all cost."

The state-of-the-art melting furnace of Shimada City in Shizuoka Prefecture is located right in the middle of tea plantations. The mayor's family is in the business of waste disposal management. The pricey melting furnace needs to have at least 60% of the furnace stuffed with garbage and waste to operate, so the disaster debris is God-sent.

So Shimada City stood up against thousands of residents who did not want disaster debris that was exposed to radioactive fallout from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant to be burned in their city. It may not even be the city that stood up; it was its mayor. Mayor Sakurai went so far as to say "I'm using Shimada City as a guinea pig."


Anonymous said...

Fuckers ! absolute Fucking Wankers, all the politicians in Japan need to be taken out in the streets and fucking shot..

Anonymous said...

You can not poison them enough ! The more people are poisoned in Japan, the less the problems will stick out in Fukushima.

Good luck, Japan, you are going to need it.

Maybe next time vote for someone else ? I heard the communists are kinda decent ( for a Japanese politician so to speak)

Anonymous said...

Ahh... where is the Tokugawa shogunate when you need it?

"6. - All officials, great or small, or others in posts of command, must be careful not to abuse their authority to the detriment of other people, or prostitute their public position to purposes of private advantage. There must be no collusion amongst officials for the suppression of information, or for preventing the complaints of the people reaching the ears of the government. Popular feeling must be allowed expression, and there must be no partiality or partizanship. Every official must make himself proficient in the work of his post, and diligently attend to the discharge of his public duties."

Chibaguy said...

@anon 3:55,

Not going to happen. I does not matter who they vote for. They do not even have a voice when it comes to the PM. Politicians are corrupt and the bad guy will always win until people say enough and take back their country. Voting will not do it. I am not advocating violence but rather in the face no thanks. Sadly, reform will be seeked after it is too late.

enoughalready45 said...

comment by enoughalready45

I agree with first post, the goal of spreading radiation is so that when cancer/illness numbers come in from Fukushima in the next few years they will not seem as extreme. However I don't think their strategy will work not with so many children already show signs of thyroid problems.

Also, the people of the town mentioned in the article should have a recall election. If they don't have the ability to recall the Mayor they should get the ability to do so then do it! A person like this should never be trusted to make decisions for the public.

Anonymous said...

At least the brave man did not say "Shimada no bun bun"...

Anonymous said...

Mr. Goshi Hosono has been out of touch with the Japanese people since the beginning of this crisis. Can't imagine his getting reelected. Many of us will be campaigning against him. He will be the poster boy for the DPJ's mismanagement of this crisis. Much better if he would just go home now and stay there.

kintaman said...

Hi Chibaguy. How much longer until you are leaving Japan with your family?

Anonymous said...

BBC promotes Tokyo as food centre for Honeymooners, yes lets all eat radioactive tuna etc..


Anonymous said...

There is great opportunity for war profiteering in World War III at Daichii against a Frankenstein monster. Funeral directors and big business do very well in times of national crisis. I am afraid the bad news will get much worse in so many respects for the Japanese civilians. Unless you are wealthy and can emigrate your family is going to suffer many more indignities. Massive numbers of deaths by radiation may be lurking in the coming months and years. Time will tell who lied and who died.


Darth3/11 said...

Go ahead and fire up that big one, Hosono. Watch the tea industry die as the radioactive debris scatters over the landscape. I don't care if it is "safe" at 499 bq! ANY cesium is not going to sit well. Watch the tourism industry die as people correctly conclude to go visit somewhere else. Lots of pretty places in Japan that won't include a belching incinerator of radioactive dust. Just unbelievable. I hope the mayor enjoys his profits as his community suffers.

As someone marginally involved in promoting tourism in Shizuoka, this one just makes me very deeply unhappy. I wish the Shizuoka tourism offices would stand their ground against this foolhardy decision!

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