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And STILL the apologists will slaver and squirm to 'prove' their stance correct. What you stand for would stay straight in a breeze. TEPCO have, as you have, been exposed right down the line as miscreants. Amoral, inept, dangerous. Bring on the new regime of responsibility, care and professional without self interest arrogance or stupidity.

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YongYang.

new regime of responsibility, care and professional without self interest, arrogance or stupidity.

Where will we find those People? Do they even exist except in some minds.

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Yongyang, and Zenny.

Where will we find those People? Do they even exist except in some minds.

If they existed, things would have already changed before the Quake and Tsunami.

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"The problem was that TEPCO and regulators didn’t look at risk factors more carefully."

And once again we find the news reflects what many of us have been saying for two months now, and the records have clearly shown for years beyond that. Not that we didn't know that, too, but it seems some people will STILL apologize for TEPCO and claim they are actually HELPING us instead of causing harm. No surprise the NISA let TEPCO go on this as well.

It's funny to watch the government start to distance itself from TEPCO now that they are coming under fire for supporting them, and with the IAEA now examining the situation. So much for 'everything was done right'.

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Reports that the cooling system at No 5 is down. Since yesterday.

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TEPCO underestimated the nature and they are paying the price for it.

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It has been clear for a long time that the disaster plans were inadequate. Luckily, they will be revised now, as they should.

There really is no surprise in this story.

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TEPCO have, as you have, been exposed right down the line as miscreants.

This article simply suggests they were naive and not properly policed. I agree that they allowed this situation to unfold due to their own stupidity, but stop overreacting.

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Personally I think it's just irresponsible to expect a private company to police itself in coming up with adequate safety measures, plans, back-up for the kinds of tremendous natural disasters Japan has a history of. It seems that the NISA guidelines were just too optimistic, making them inadequate. Hopefully, this can be learnt from and they can be vastly improved.

Rather than pointing the finger at one organisation or another, I prefer to see this as an example of human nature's frailty when dealing with such sensitive materials as are contained in nuclear plants. It's only natural people are getting angry at the lack of preparation here, but it makes more sense to see a failure in the system.

We can improve the system, have more checks and balances, more stringent safety, with the understanding that despite the vast cost, it will still be cheaper in every way than the immense cost of a disaster, which is probably incalculable. We can change the system, make it more realistic and preventative, but we may never change the root cause of all this- the frailties of human nature, which a good system should account for.

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The cover-up culture lives on. Of course the regulatory agencies were laced with pro-nuclear folks. The LDP was and still is the party of corporate interests over the welfare of the citizens of Japan. Even when it comes nuclear risk, TEPCO comes first with the LDP and citizens do not matter.

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TEPCO underestimated the nature and they are paying the price for it.

TEPCO underestimated the nature and now Japan and the world are paying the price for it.

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Another reason the executive body of TEPCO should be put on trial and punished.

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The past is the past. It cannot be changed. What are we going to do 1) RIGHT NOW, and 2) FROM NOW ON? These are the questions that need to be addressed. "I told you so" is a waste of time.

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The experience of 3.11.11 will be factored into reactor design and operation as it should be. The experience should also be factored into design of coastal operations like fuel and chemical refineries and storage. These facilities were also inadequately prepared and protected on 3.11.11.

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