Japan Gov’t Officials: “Infinite” damage can be caused by a nuclear power accident -NHK (VIDEO)

Published: July 22nd, 2012 at 11:47 pm ET


Title: Lawmakers in Japan outline denuclearization bill
Source: NHK World
Date: July 22, 2012

Former Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan and other governing party lawmakers have announced an outline of a bill that would end Japan’s reliance on nuclear energy by 2025.

The draft outline says nuclear power generation could lead to infinite damages in the event of an accident. It adds that lack of final disposal measures will end up leaving future generations piles of radioactive waste.


The secretary general of the governing Democratic Party, Azuma Koshiishi, has been asking Kan to compile a plan on future energy sources.


More on the Draft

  • Reducing the number of operating nuclear power plants to zero
  • Promotion of solar, wind, and other sources of renewable energy to cut carbon dioxide emissions
  • Mandates the central government to create jobs in communities that host nuclear plants

Watch the video here

Published: July 22nd, 2012 at 11:47 pm ET


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21 comments to Japan Gov’t Officials: “Infinite” damage can be caused by a nuclear power accident -NHK (VIDEO)

  • weeman

    The tide is changing and all over the world nuclear facilities will fall like dominos.
    Message to the rich get your money out now we will close them.
    Do the right thing you know the dangers, you have to live with the consequences as well as us, use your head

    • gotnuttin2lose

      Brilliant! If nobody invests in it, then nobody will continue it. All investors must study their portfolios very carefully.

      • weeman

        To all check your retirement portfolio, make sure you have no money invested in the companies that promote, build or invest in nuclear fission and refuse to buy their other products, fridges, washing machines, etc.

        Could someone put the names of the big companies that are heavily into nuclear power, ie GE, Hatatci, etc.

        If we band together we can make them think, especially in this economy

        Make stickers up that tell people that this company invests in nuclear technology, go to mall and apply them to these companies products, big and bright. Called passive resistance, I have just started.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation from a nuclear accident stays in our air and soil for thousands of years. The technology must be outlawed.

  • Lily

    Well, 2025 is about 40 years too late. My ass!!!!! COME ON!!

    This guy is starting to have some remorse, now!!!!Too late, buddy!

    • Lily

      Daiichi #1-#6 from 1971-1979.
      Planned on #7 and #8 in 4/2011. They had to cancel though.
      I wonder why?


    • gotnuttin2lose

      My ASS exactly, every time I picked up the papers there (used them to wipe it often), all the policy makers talked about postponing things by 10-20 years into the future, by writing it into tentative legislation.
      20 years later, I picked up the some of the papers I had not used for wiping my ass back then. Guess what? They wrote new legislation overturning the promises they made 20 years prior…sound familiar?
      Naoto Kan knows better than that. He needs to step up to the plate with something a lot better than the year 2025. If you are planning to make promises you will never keep…cut us loose now and set us FREE to focus on the NOW!

  • Myme

    “Learning is not compulsory, neither is survival.” — W. Edwards Deming, Ph.D.

    Some sixty years ago, Dr. Deming taught modern quality control techniques to the Japanese and that is how Japan rebuilt its country after the WW II.

    Deming is used to say this and also "it is not necessary to change; survival is not mandatory" to all his seminar students, especially business executives and anyone in the leadership position. He taught in both U.S. and Japan but he is far more respected in Japan.

    I am cautiously happy to see some Japanese are finally beginning to pay homage to his teaching as they had done after the devastating second world war. I hope many more political as well as industry leaders all over the world wake up to the true nuclear reality as Kan is beginning to do, and find courage and speak up. Because our survival depends on making the difficult change.

  • gotnuttin2lose

    There were statues and plaques of Dr. Deming at many factories I taught English at to engineers. Students never showed up very much 'cause they were too busy for English, and more busy working their asses off in meticulous QC issues. But, if they had a cute Western female teacher, they would always let the QC slide that day.

  • Sickputer

    Infinite is the accurate adjective. But they used the incorrect adverb. There is no "could" in this massive and continuing nuclear nightmare. They are only seeing the early stages of this "infinite" disaster.

    Madness in Japan…

  • nedlifromvermont

    Go Japan! Get rid of this contemptible technology and its despicable practitioners!!!

    Saikato hantei!! We are next (I hope) … then France …. then India and China … Britain, too ….

    Lies and damnation from the nuclearists !!!

    If MIT doesn't get the memo, tear it all down and build a memorial park … it will all be under water anyway, soon!!!

    Death to Big Nuclear! Shame on all the false profits of nuclear poison manufactory!!!

    Dig up the graves of Lewis Straus and Chester Hollifield and all the other dead nuclear promoters and throw the bones into reactor number 2 at Fuku Dai and let them have their beloved gamma, beta and alpha radiation, with neutron flux to boot!!!

    Nuclear criminals!!! GE pay up or die!!! You were corrupted and usurped!!! Get religion or die. Nuclear is not good, not safe, not necessary and not even new!!! It's old!! OLDCLEAR!!


    False Science. False prophets. False profits. Infinite damage!! yes to the truth!!!

    Bless you 'newsers. Bring it on! Pour it on! Saikato hantei!!!

    peace ….

  • JustmeAlso

    Tailings and waste are damaging into eternity!
    The drums with nuclear waste that have been dumped in the seas and oceans are eaten away by rust. The waste has spread.

    Into eternity:

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A nuclear accident CAN cause "infinite damage?
    A nuclear accident HAS caused "infinite" damage.
    It already HAS.

    Is it my destiny to say this a million times?
    So be it..(sigh..the deepest sigh in the world)

    Ongoing..ongoing…the critical situation at Fukushima Npp..is ongoing.

    • JustmeAlso

      The pro-nukers with their ''safety-myth'' should offer themselves to clean up the nuke mess!

      Let's see how pro nuke they are after they get weird cancers etc.

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Heart of the Rose I heard your sigh… I shall repeat it after you…ONGOING…ONGOING…the critical situation at Fukushima Npp..is ONGOING…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The Japanese government and TEPCO wants to banter with the word "infinite".
    They have no idea what they are talking about…
    Right now… it just rolls off their tongues.
    To contemplate "the infinite"..leaves one rather spellbound.
    Humbled by the thought of eternity.
    They should go home think about it this.
    May the true meaning of "infinite" grasp their hearts…tightly.
    That they may know the true terror…in what they have done.

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      ++++++++ INFINITE = unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless, immeasurably or inconceivably great, impossible to measure or calculate

  • Spookydark

    Millions of shapes, color shades, sounds and scents were created to spread all over the planet heart and the light of a eight minutes distant star was provided to give all of those creatures the gift of existence. Millions of light years of cold, desolate space surround the planet heart in all directions. This marvellous planet along with its hundreds of thousands of different forms of life was given to us once.

    This marvellous planet is dying thanks to a false, infinitely idiot science and its greedy promoters. They created monsters, invaded our grounds, poisoned our atmosphere, dirtied our oceans, killed millions of poor people whose only fault was to be born.

  • nedlifromvermont

    they have killed and they are killing the babies and thenyoung children and the unborn …

    Brother BARACK!? Are you listening? They are mutating your unborn baby grandchildren inside the ovaries of your daughters, Sasha and Malia!

    Are you not a man? Are you not a father? Are you a coward? Or a you simply another cheap nuclear shill, a sell-out, brown-nosed Toady?

    Get a life, or go back to community organizing …

    peace …