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Japan's industry minister reprimands TEPCO president over radioactive water leak at Fukushima plant

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Crikey, Mr. Saito, tread softly and choose your words carefully.

Remember, you've got that Amakudari position to think about. Don't want to get the big boys displeased with you.

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

More smoke and mirrors from the establishment.

This is not the only error by TEPCO.

There are many underground leaks from natural rain water flowing from the inoperable reactors

An ice wall by Kajima Corporation was set up to contain these leaks but has been less than successful.

Tens of reported failures have been reported already.

There have been problems with the ice wall coolant too which has leaked due to joints failing.

To imagine that the flow of radiation is 100% controlled is a mistake.

-4 ( +9 / -13 )

Chided?

He got chided? For what he did?

And he's still on post?

What!?

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Perhaps cutting his pay down to that of the lowest paid TEPCO employee until the situation is remedied might actually incentivise him. Or better yet as the buck stops at the top, fire him. I doubt his successor would allow the same laxity.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Nothing a brown envelope won't fix. Chaching.

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

The photo show the. dampener exchange system but I would question the upside down bolts in the cufflinks and the late installation of the anti lifting lugs.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

that the Japanese spilled radiation again?

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

1.5 metric ton of highly radioactive water escaped

Chinese were right to not import BS Japanese food. Japanese already digested the radioactivity...

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

Only reprimanded? No spanking?

0 ( +9 / -9 )

It looks like, with TEPCO, we are frustratingly being left with absolutely no choice but to put up with varying levels of incompetence - and leniency - for the foreseeable future. The company that created the problems is charged with blundering on trying to put them right.

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

DeeToday  08:49 am JST

Only reprimanded? No spanking?

Now, now. Keep it PG (^ー^)

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

And now that I've finished "chiding" you...what restaurant are we going to? Your shout!...as usual!

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

This "reprimand" is just pretence or farce.

LDP government and major power corporations are community of interest with vested interest-first, they never divert their nuclear policy whatever happened.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

This time it's this society's fault. The first accident, 3.11, is their fault. For Japan, to let those off the hook and grant them the public's trust again is our fault. I NEVER ever forget the scandals and fraud of any company. Whether it be TEPCO, Snow Brand, Olympus, NIssan,..etc.

If you let them off the hook, they'll make the same mistakes again and again. Not sure why this society forgets so quickly and easily.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

The people in charge of TEPCO are not the same as in 3/11.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

No TEPCO members have been criminally charged or tried for the Fukushima disaster. While there have been investigations and lawsuits, no individual has been held criminally responsible.

We must demand a trial.

Just one would be enough to force all the truth into the open.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Tokyo's High Court has upheld a not guilty verdict for three former executives from the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, again clearing them of professional negligence over the 2011 nuclear disaster.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Dee

Only reprimanded? No spanking?

Quite right, he deserves a damn good thrashing from the Headmasters cane! (Said in the voice of Steven Fry).

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Oh, GOOD! He chided him! And here I thought nothing would come of it.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

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