Skip to comments.TEPCO official: Fukushima is man-made disaster
Posted on 04/30/2011 9:39:45 PM PDT by ransomnote
A vice president of Tokyo Electric Power Company says he believes the nuclear crisis at Fukushima nuclear power plant is a man-made disaster.
TEPCO vice president Norio Tsuzumi visited Iitate village in Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday and apologized to about 1,000 villagers who gathered to hear him speak.
When he was asked if he thinks of the nuclear crisis a man-made disaster or a natural disaster, he said personally he thinks it is a man-made disaster.
All of the 6,000 residents of Iitate were instructed to evacuate by late May based on accumulated radiation exposure levels caused by emissions from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
After the meeting with local residents, Tsuzumi explained to reporters why he feels it is a man-made disaster.
He said that some say the nuclear accident in Fukushima was beyond any expectations but personally he thinks adequate precautions should have been in place.
Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
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I wonder what his first clue was.
Human, so it can happen again?
Typical Japanese bullshit. Reflect and deflect. I sort of know. I’m doing business with them as I type.
Oooooonly if we involve humans ; ) We gotta get humans out of design, construction, maintenance and operations.
Maybe Skynet (Terminator)?
I am absolutely shocked that the Japanese were not calling it natural disaster. I wondered if it was posts like that one from the plant designer who said this could have been limited to a one day power outtage if they had handled it differently: http://www.examiner.com/wilderness-photography-in-eugene/fukushima-the-path-not-taken-1
They must have tested the waters to see what they could work with - what they can defend the rest of their lives.
So I should keep my eye out for boomerang statements?(accepting responsibility while dodging it?)
Please don’t ask me what you should do. Thank you. I’m having a hard enough time here.
So according to custom, shouldn’t he be falling on his sword (literally) about now?
Some familiar with Japanese culture have said that there probably will be some suicides a bit later. To take one’s life now when the crisis is still in full swing would be seen as dishonarable, but afterwards...well some FReepers posted stories of executives going off the top of sky scrapers. So falling on sword has become falling off building.
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