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Agency report praises Fukushima staff, slams TEPCO

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Agency report praises Fukushima staff, slams TEPCO


www.newscientist.com

Workers 1, bosses zero. If independent verification were needed that staff at Fukushima performed heroically when disaster hit the nuclear plant in northern Japan, it came on Monday.

A report presented at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, praised the staff who struggled to bring the situation under control after the tsunami destroyed emergency power and cooling systems.
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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A brief, but welcome, article which seems to demonstrate that reason is not completely dead in the world of those who are committed to accuracy and facts.

I was always suspicious that the treatment of the catastrophe by the largely corporate-held media was reflecting a kind of sanitized public relations effort the industry itself was compelling them to report... or in some case ignore.

Well, I was not alone in that concern...


... It also questioned whether Japan's nuclear regulators were truly independent of the vested interests of the nuclear industry.

Yukiya Amano, director general of the IAEA, said in response to the report that the industry needed to create a global emergency preparedness and response system, and make sure regulators are "genuinely independent".


Now, if we can just keep up the trend towards these ends, we may do better in the future, political expedience notwithstanding.

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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thank you star and flag
i wounder if we should start calling regulators "hench men"
with the finance industry the only thing that was regulated was the truth
in the nuclear industry the regulators are the nuclear industry
the idea of self regulation is lazy and dangerous
tepco should be sued by the american people
IMHO

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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this is an example of regulators

BRACEVILLE, Ill. – Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation.

Tritium, which is a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 sites, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records reviewed as part of the AP's yearlong examination of safety issues at aging nuclear power plants. Leaks from at least 37 of those facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard — sometimes at hundreds of times the limit.


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this shows that regulators everywhere are "not indipedant"

thanks max

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 05:33 PM
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The oil companies regulate government and the government in turn "regulates" oil companies. The nuclear power companies regulate government and the government then "regulates" nuclear power companies. Wall street regulates government and then government "regulates" wall street. I think the key phrase in each instance should be ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE but fails miserably!

Seriously what do people honestly expect from state capitalist nations?


State Capitalism


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

State capitalism has various different meanings, but is usually described as a society wherein the productive forces are controlled and directed by the state in a capitalist manner, even if such a society calls itself socialist.[1] Corporatized government agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly listed firms, thus acting as a capitalist itself, are two examples of state capitalism. State capitalism has also come to refer to an economic system where the means of production are privately owned and the state exerts considerable control over the allocation of credit and investment. State capitalism is a term that is also used (sometimes interchangeably with state monopoly capitalism) to describe a system where the state is intervening in the markets to protect and advance the interests of Big Business. This practice is often claimed to be in sharp contrast with the ideals of both socialism and laissez-faire capitalism.[2]

Within Marxist literature, state capitalism is usually defined in this sense: as a social system combining capitalism — the wage system of producing and appropriating surplus value in a commodity economy — with ownership or control by a state. By that definition, a state capitalist country is one where the government controls the economy and essentially acts like a single giant corporation.[3] Friedrich Engels, in Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, states that the final stage of capitalism would consist of ownership over production and communication by the bourgeois state.[4]


So there you go. The elite control banking, industry, schools, parks, government agencies, population control, etc!

Everyone was always quick to put down socialism as being "communist" as though people actually knew the difference between communism and socialism. With true communism everything would be state owned and run by the people for the people, with socialism industry and banking would be public(same as previous example) and everything else would be private(but monitored and regulated) and with capitalism/state capitalism everything is privately owned and people have NO SAY about anything other than casting a pseudo-vote every four years.

You might say...well the russians had chernobyl and you would be correct...BUT since I don't believe in comunism as the ideal system, your opinions of me would be wrong. Greed is the mother of all #ups and laziness is a close second. Nature needs balance and smart decisions, it also needs a gradual depopulation of humans.




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