Japan Times: Prime Minister telling “outright lie”? — Experts: Nuclear material “has kept gushing into Pacific far beyond man-made bay” — Fukushima fisherman: “He must be kidding… he doesn’t know what’s going”

Published: September 10th, 2013 at 4:38 pm ET
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Japan Times, Sept. 10, 2013: One question that emerged among the public immediately after Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics was whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an incorrect statement, or told an outright lie [...] Abe stressed that the “effects from the contaminated water have been perfectly blocked within the (artificial) bay” of the wrecked nuclear complex, and said “the situation is under control.” Experts have long pointed out that irradiated water from the plant has kept gushing into the Pacific far beyond the man-made bay [...] Tokyo Electric Power Co. admitted that a lot of water — and probably radioactive materials — was penetrating the fence and pouring into the wider ocean. The simulation assumed that 50 percent of the water inside the fence becomes mixed with seawater daily [...]

Asahi Shimbun, Sept. 10, 2013: [...] Abe’s remarks are credited with helping dispel concerns about radioactive water at the plant and securing the Games for Tokyo. Denis Oswald, an IOC member from Switzerland, said Abe’s speech on Fukushima was convincing. However, sources at [Tepco] acknowledged that it has not been able to keep radioactive materials from flowing into the ocean [...] 68 becquerels of tritium were detected per liter of seawater sampled at the entrance of the harbor on Aug. 19, suggesting that radioactive materials may have been spreading outside the harbor. [...] amounts exceeding safety standards for consumption were detected from slime flounder and other samples taken in July. [...] South Korea’s Munhwa Ilbo newspaper took issue with Abe’s remark that there is no problem about the radioactive water issue, citing the view of a Japanese expert that the vow is groundless.

Toshimitsu Konno, a fisherman in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture: He is angry at Abe’s remarks at the IOC general meeting. “He must be kidding. We have been tormented by radioactive water precisely because the nuclear plant has not been brought under control. [...] He can say, ‘completely blocked,’ because he does not know what is going on at the site. He said it is safe when he was abroad, but he will not tell us the same thing.”

See also: Lies? Top Japan officials and Tepco all now claim Fukushima contamination is staying inside port and not reaching Pacific -- Yet Tokyo scientist already revealed 44% of water in port flows out into ocean every day (VIDEOS)

Published: September 10th, 2013 at 4:38 pm ET
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