Title: EDITORIAL: Incompetent TEPCO should never be allowed to handle nuclear energy
Source: The Asahi Shimbun
Date: July 31, 2013
[... Tepco's] appallingly shoddy handling of radioactive water that is leaking from the crippled plant into the sea.
[...] At the No. 3 reactor, highly radioactive “mystery steam” has been spotted.
The fact that radioactive substances are still being released into the ground, the sea and the air is irrefutable proof that the nuclear disaster of March 2011 is not over. The responsible parties must take this situation gravely [...]
The utility’s glaring ineptitude with crisis management was noted right from the start of the Fukushima disaster. [...]
[...] we have zero faith in the utility’s reliability as an operator of any nuclear power plant. In fact, allowing the company to handle nuclear energy is simply out of the question.
The entire company now needs to be focused on preventing radioactive substances from escaping into the environment. [...]
See also: Asahi: We are reminded anew of the huge scale of contamination released from Fukushima plant -- Impossible to recover pre-disaster environment -- Radiation levels not dropping in certain areas
Published: July 31st, 2013 at 12:31 pm ET