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Months into the disaster and they still don't want to share info:

"A Japanese official quoted an expert from the World Meteorological Organization as saying the group was unable to obtain necessary information from Japan. He said this led to difficulties in projecting how radioactive materials would spread around the world."

1 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:52 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
It may be a translation issue, but I believe you are misreading this article, and drawing a conclusion not supported by the article.

This article appears to be discussing a meeting discussing the initial response, and criticizing the initial lack of information. It appears to be a 'hearing'-type meeting about how to fix things in the future, not about an ongoing problem.

For example: The official said other member countries also criticized Japan's initial emergency response. They said they could not fully explain to their nationals what was happening as Japan failed to release detailed information immediately after the accident.

The quote you lifted says: the group was unable to obtain necessary information, again suggesting this is discussing a problem they ran into in the past.

If they were having trouble getting information today, I would have expected them to make comments to that effect, like "the group is still unable to obtain necessary information".

2 posted on 06/23/2011 11:00:41 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ransomnote
There might be some issues regarding technical information, but IMHO, the Japanese proceeded overall correctly.
3 posted on 06/23/2011 11:02:12 AM PDT by J Aguilar (Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
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To: ransomnote

BTW, IAEA hasn’t updated the information about Fukushima in his blog since June 2nd. That’s information sharing!


5 posted on 06/23/2011 11:09:58 AM PDT by J Aguilar (Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
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To: ransomnote
was unable to obtain necessary information from Japan

Having worked in a traditional Japaneese company and culture this doesnt surprise me a bit. Culture is very strange, and in my opinion hypocritical. Better than the ROP though!!

10 posted on 06/23/2011 12:35:46 PM PDT by Moleman
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Hmmm.... Must be two different IAEAs:

IAEA: Handling of Fukushima has been exemplary:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/03/fukushima_iaea_preliminary_report/


11 posted on 06/23/2011 1:11:31 PM PDT by hreardon
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