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Farmers protest in front of TEPCO's Tokyo headquarters

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Yup more of the TEPCO victims, it keeps getting better and better. So what are the farmers going to do? No income but there is still bills to pay including the electric bill from TEPCO. What about the big 1 million yen per household? Talk about ruining peoples lives and thinking this absolves TEPCO from responsibility.

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one million yen..sounds large in Yen but its only chicken feed these days. about $12,000 People in that area need a lot more than that from these greedy companies.....

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I hope the government forces them to pay up!!

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I don't know why they are just protesting TEPCO. They should be protesting the government for allowing TEPCO to build FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI in the first place. They are asking for the wrong compensation since the nuclear incident isn't over yet and can still get far worst. This nuclear incident may be less then Chenobyl but it was only a little while ago when they (TEPCO and the Japanese Government) were indication it was a the level of 3 Mile Island where there was no real radiation leak and no illness probably becasue people left immediately after the Penn. Gov. said small children and pregnant women should leave the area. But, there as no call for that until basically it was too late. If this get worse, which it still can, remember that today a 600 mile area around Chenobyl is off limits. You do that in this case....

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The nuclear plant wasn't built yesterday. You'd have to protest a government that no longer exists.

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Just curious if anyone knows, how does one go about getting info about these demos before they take place? I would have loved to have joined.

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There is a reason why The Japanese government and Tepco refuse to accept the "global" standard of 50mi/80km zone. Anything in that area, they would have to take responsibility for.

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bdiego: "The nuclear plant wasn't built yesterday. You'd have to protest a government that no longer exists."

They can still protest the lax attitude and ignorance of TEPCO's heads up until March 11th (and even after). What's more, they can protest the failure of the company to duly compensate the victims.

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This protest is not about the disaster, this is an anti-nuclear energy protest. TEPCO does not appear to be negligent.

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TEPCO is negligent for building these nuclear reactors without adequate tsunami protection in line with the history of the area they were built in, REGARDLESS of whether or not the government gave them permission to do so. This is not "rocket science" people, just simple facts that do not require a huge explanation or debate.

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Sure smith I'm all for that, and what does that have to do with protesting the government for approving the construction decades ago? That's what the person I was replying to wanted instead.

Protest the people who are actually guilty here. Go to their graves if you have to. Just stop looking for convenient scapegoats out of ignorance.

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every other product producing facility can be upgraded in terms of equipment. A 50 year old facility with no or minimal upgrades is scary to even think about.

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TEPCO is not negligent. Their systems could have withstood 99.9% of natural disasters. This was one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history.

Actually there is evidence that TEPCO were negligent. The nuclear disaster was avoidable but they chose to ignore historical tsunami data and instead included only more recent data in order to save money. Thus the backup generators were not protected against the tsunami when they should have been, perhaps relocated to higher ground, particularly after the 2004 Indonesian earthquake generated tsunami waves up to 80 feet high. That, taken together with the historic data, should have been a wake up call.

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