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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Fukushima town protests Abe's global promise on crippled plant

[snip] Japan Today

Fukushima town protests Abe's global promise on crippled plantA Google car mounted with a street view camera drives through a street in Namie.AFP
TOKYO —
A town abandoned after the Fukushima nuclear accident has protested Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s global promise that the situation of the crippled plant was “under control”, papers reported Saturday.
The town assembly of Namie, half of which sits within the 20-kilometer zone around the nuclear plant, unanimously adopted a statement of protest against Abe’s remarks on Friday, saying his comments went against facts on the ground, the Asahi and the Mainichi papers said.
The statement said some 300 tons of contaminated water is estimated to be leaking from the plant everyday, which is “a serious situation”, and that toxic water is “far from being controlled or blocked completely,” the Mainichi quoted the statement as saying.
“Members of the town cannot help feeling furious at the government and TEPCO which neglected Fukushima,” the statement said, referring to Tokyo Electric Power, the company that runs the plant, the report said.
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