12 Jan 2016

Why should the people of Japan believe the Fukushima disaster is being appropriately dealt with?

This actually came up before the Supreme Court of Japan last year, and they passed on doing anything about it....

"In 2014, the president of a “consulting company” was convicted of illegally dumping 310 cubic meters of radiation- contaminated wood waste from Fukushima Prefecture along a riverbank in Shiga Prefecture. The representative of a citizen’s group applied to look at the trial records from prosecutors, with mixed results. The Third Petty Bench made the Solomonic decision that even though the representative was not entitled to request review in the first place, access should be given to certain records, so long as they didn’t identify where the contaminated wood had been dumped or how it got there."  source

Okay so there's been some corporate accountability (novel in much of the world), but you want to know things like... where exactly did they put this radioactive crap?

Well you're not technically entitled to see anything - on the subject of something that might have lethally contaminated water in your community - but shucks you can have a peak at just a few papers anyway...
if it makes you feel better...
So long as they don't actually tell you anything.

The concern was disclosure could 'inconvenience' people...

Good thing they're being saved from that eh?

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