Oh dear

I wonder why they don’t trust TEPCO?

Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials underestimated Fukushima fishermen’s anger and distrust toward the company whose failures continue to threaten their livelihoods.

After meeting fisheries leaders several times since last summer, utility officials believed they had won approval from a prefectural fisheries federation for a plan to reduce the amount of contaminated water at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

However, the fishermen themselves lashed out against TEPCO at a meeting in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on May 13.

“An explanation from TEPCO alone will not be enough to win the confidence of union members,” a participant at the meeting said.

TEPCO officials emphasized the safety of its plan to pump up groundwater at the plant and release it into the ocean before it can flow into the basements of reactor and turbine buildings and mix with highly radioactive water accumulated there.

One thought on “Oh dear

  1. Why would weeks of lying to the Japanese government and the public about the nature and extent of the radiation release at Fukushima at the beginning of this meltdown have any bearing on the fishermen’s trust about rinsing radiated water into the sea now? People are just so cynical these days.

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