Asahi: Fukushima officials declare “emergency” over 300 tons of radioactive water entering ocean everyday; Demands Gov’t retract 2011 claim that plant is under control — Tokyo Governor: It’s not under control as Prime Minister says

Published: September 22nd, 2013 at 5:42 pm ET


Title: Local leaders criticize Abe for saying radioactive water leaks ‘under control’
Source: Asahi Shimbun
Date: Sept. 21, 2013

The governor of Tokyo and a local town assembly severely affected by the Fukushima disaster took issue with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assurance to International Olympic Committee members earlier this month that the Fukushima nuclear crisis is “under control.” […]

Abe’s statement has “grave problems that fly in the face of the fact,” added the opinion adopted by the Namie town assembly. […]

The opinion said the daily flow of 300 tons of polluted groundwater from the plant into the Pacific Ocean constitutes an “emergency.”

It called on the central government to resolve the situation by retracting the government’s declaration in December 2011 that the crisis is under control. […]

In Tokyo, Governor Naoki Inose also countered Abe’s claim that things are under control.

“(The leakage of contaminated water is) not under control necessarily at this stage,” Inose told reporters Sept. 20 at a regular news conference. […]

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Published: September 22nd, 2013 at 5:42 pm ET


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17 comments to Asahi: Fukushima officials declare “emergency” over 300 tons of radioactive water entering ocean everyday; Demands Gov’t retract 2011 claim that plant is under control — Tokyo Governor: It’s not under control as Prime Minister says

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Good to see them standing up for themselves FINALLY!

    Doesnt change a damn thing, but at least they stepped up.

  • or-well

    How about declaring an emergency over a radioactively contaminated landscape where people are still living?

    Too radical?

    With few exceptions, all I see are easy political manoeuvres, bandwagon jumping and reluctance to face the Nukist rot infesting Japan.

    Looks and smells kind of like most countries.

    • larry-andrew-nils

      yea, because governments started out as for the people and by the people. now we see why the police worldwide have gone extremely militaristic.

      the governments of the world aren't acting like they are for the people.
      japan government certainly not acting by the will of the people.

      god help us fight against devils.

      • hbjon hbjon

        God help us fight against devils? Governments are driven by the same forces that drive individual activities. Governments seek to survive just like people do. Sometimes the survival behavior of a government can be a little strenuous on the survival of its people. If a government sees the people as a suppressor to the survival dynamics of the organization, guess what? Yup, people start dying.

      • Anthony Anthony

        I came across this yesterday…. says what you are saying for sure in a way that is hard to forget…

        CGI's Morpheus: PARADIGM SHIFT: Message to the Voting Cattle – Larken Rose

        Posted By: Susoni [Send E-Mail]
        Date: Sunday, 22-Sep-2013 12:09:58
        Susoni note: Oh, I love this title!! Voting Cattle just sends a mental picture to your mind, doesn't it. .. 🙂

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Doesn't matter what politician says. Sickness and death in Northern Hemisphere faces many. Time to confront the nuclear disaster, and put all effort into the solution.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    No solutions until an International Legal Word Craft Document is signed banning all Nuclear Power Generation worldwide…

  • larry-andrew-nils

    it seems it has got to get worse for most people to be able to choose sides… they're going to choose our side when they can not longer ignore due to how bad it gets.

    will it be too little, too late,
    for us to change our plate; our fate?

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Probably! For whatever reason, whether out of fear, conformity to go along to get along, the human tendency to not make waves is the great destroyer. It is what Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil." — Just going along with daily life and not rocking the boat.

      Although it is quite possibly too late, I do hope we have all learned that we must have clear discernment and, when things are really going wrong, we must rock the boat! — before it's too late.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It appears we humans are incapable of learning quickly enough to change our fates..

    WE are all simply primal animals and we animals always will want more at the sacrifice of our own Planet Earth and then ourselves..

    • hbjon hbjon

      Humans are capable of learning quickly. It's just that there seems to always be a financial conflict of interest that paralyzes a group to put forth a plan of action. Your potential and abilities are much greater than you could ever realize when you tap into the survival side of the force.

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        I agree hbjon , but there is also a dynamic to protect the status quo , "that what we know" or "fear of the unknow" , both individual as collective.. even if that what we know is untrue , or incomplete.. and the latter is like alway's.. but we resist updating..

  • razzz razzz

    Ut-oh, dissension in the ranks. Wonder how much the governor of Tokyo knows and is not saying?

  • patb2009

    Governor of Tokyo is usually pretty high up in the political food chain, oftentimes
    a candidate for PM.

    What's up when he's no longer in the game.

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    He is sticking out his head.. Oke ! Election time.. ! For PM i mean.. ! 🙂