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Friday, 13 September 2013

Well well, trouble in Paradise... "TEPCO official denies Abe’s claim that nuclear crisis is 'under control'"


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September 13, 2013

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

A senior official of the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Sept. 13 disputed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's assertion to International Olympic Committee members that the Fukushima crisis is under control, which helped Tokyo land the 2020 Summer Games...

... “We regard the current situation as not being under control,” Kazuhiko Yamashita, an executive officer of Tokyo Electric Power Co., told a meeting in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture....

...The comment contradicts the well-publicized assurance that Abe gave at an IOC general meeting in Buenos Aires on Sept. 7, before Tokyo was selected as the host city for the 2020 Games...

..."Let me assure you the situation is under control," Abe told the IOC.

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[link to ajw.asahi.com]
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201309130063

hmmmmm... bit of a slip in friendship there methinks?
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