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Nuclear regulator to re-investigate Fukushima nuclear disaster

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They're going to have to dump the radioactive water soon. Which is more important, the nuclear lobby or the fishing lobby?

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Just can't let it go can they

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The power companies have/are applying for licenses to decommission more than 20 reactors. Currently there are 9 reactors operating.

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They're looking for an excuse to restart Nuclear Power generation in Japan.

The investigation will make some recommendations, these will be applied, and a subsequent rubber-stamp OK will be given to the restart of all Nuclear reactors around Japan...

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The current Japanese law states no one can live in any Fukushima location if the radiation level is greater than 20 millisievert per year.

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In Sweden they have shooten rain deer before the Chernobyl disaster with higher radiation than recommended.

In the 60th the background radiation were higher as effect of overground explosion of nuclear weapon in the Nevada desert in US. After that the world background radiation have decreased.

You may also at the positive side or radiation as it is used for treatment of cancers worldwide. Low level radiation may also have a vaccination effect. More studies about that ought to be performed,

The higheast background radiation in Sweden quite more than in Fukushima have also the higheast life length.

So the reality is more complex than only to avoid radiation. Yourself have an internal radiation which means that a group of four persons do have as heavy radiation level as the Harrisburg.

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Living in Japan is like being in that movie,'Being John Malkovich.'

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Funniest statement I've read for a long time! I'm sure a word is missing so I've included it in parenthesis.

"TEPCO said it was ready to help. "If requested in the future, we would like to proactively cooperate in the investigation, such as providing necessary (fake) data," a spokesman said."

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There have been several extensive investigations so not sure what more they could learn. They should have built a water tight plant with every reactor building self contained for power and water. No major switch control panels below the 2nd level. Higher sea wall. Staff and plant operator safety training. Even the safety manual was just a few A4 pages. Hadn't held a safety drill for more than two decades.

The worse was the entire nuclear village, the government, the prefecture, the nuclear safety agencies, all believed a nuclear disaster was impossible. How dumb is that?

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Of all the "hubris instead of quality control" problems in Japanese industry, this one is the biggest.

I think it is much more appropriate to view this as an industrial accident than a natural disaster. The human factor is much too high to blame it on nature.

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It's 3.6 roentgen. Like in Chernobyl miniseries.

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Japan's nuclear regulator The first word makes the whole article meaningless.

They must lie about it!

Let multiple countries do this!

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@Melissa - Yes, the IAEA mission is to promote the safe use of nuclear power. Can hardly see them going in depth and criticising TEPCO's flawed and earlier corrupt management.

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The IAEA has had an investigation going on. The investigator posts on twitter. He Pro Nuke so you can guess what he has to say.

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More and more investigations.

More and more wasting money for so-called experts.

And nothing new will come up, except for what the government and TEPCO want people to know.

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Nuclear regulator to re-investigate Fukushima nuclear disaster

yeah. sure.

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How deep will they go? Will they dig up and re-examine the Israeli Stuxnet contamination story too while they are at it?

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I guess the results of previous probes were not sufficiently positive. Why not let an international third party team into the plant to do a thorough and impartial investigation? This is like asking high school kids to check their own exams.

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I would not poo poo this. Japan has dozens of reactors and its even in the corporatists' best interest to avoid another disaster as its bad for profits. Not that they care about us, but I suspect they also don't to eat or have their family eat lobster with strontium 90 in it.

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Waste of time. They had 8 years to destroy any incriminating evidence.

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The whole story of this plant after 2011 Fukushima is a way bigger disaster than the original tragedy.

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