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Leaked seismic safety cable from 2008?
« on: March 16, 2011, 21:42:51 PM »
Can someone point me to the leaked seismic safety cable released in 2008 about the powerplant?


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Re: Leaked seismic safety cable from 2008?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 23:38:23 PM »
I found

this article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wikileaks-files/8383960/3-4-DECEMBER-NUCLEAR-SAFETY-AND-SECURITY-GROUP.html

By Passed to the Telegraph by WikiLeaks 9:30PM GMT 15 Mar 2011

UNCLAS TOKYO 003432


"... 6. (SBU) On earthquakes and nuclear safety, the IAEA presenter noted the Agency has officials in Japan to learn from Japan's recent experience dealing with earthquakes and described several areas of IAEA focus. First, he explained that safety guides for seismic safety have only been revised three times in the last 35 years and that the IAEA is now reexamining them. Also, the presenter noted recent earthquakes in some cases have exceeded the design basis for some nuclear plants, and that this a serious problem that is now driving seismic safety work ..."


And this cable


cable 08TOKYO2993

http://wikileaks.ch/cable/2008/10/08TOKYO2993.html



"... Lower House Diet Member Taro Kono voiced his strong opposition to the nuclear industry in Japan, especially nuclear reprocessing, based on issues of cost, safety, and security during a dinner with a visiting staffdel, Energy Attache and Economic Officer October 21. Kono also criticized the Japanese bureaucracy and power companies for continuing an outdated nuclear energy strategy, suppressing development of alternative energy, and keeping information from Diet members and the public ..."


"... Kono claimed Japanese electric companies are hiding the costs and safety problems associated with nuclear energy, while successfully selling the idea of reprocessing to the Japanese public as “recycling uranium.” ..."

"... He also accused METI of covering up nuclear accidents, and obscuring the true costs and problems associated with the nuclear industry ..."
(Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry = METI)


"... Kono also raised the issue of nuclear waste, commenting that Japan had no permanent high-level waste storage, and thus no solution to the problem of storage. He cited Japan’s extensive seismic activity, and abundant groundwater, and questioned if there really was a safe place to store nuclear waste in the “land of volcanoes.” ..."


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Re: Leaked seismic safety cable from 2008?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 21:44:59 PM »
thanks for the help! ;D