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Thursday, July 19, 2007
Duncan Currie of Globelaw just sent me a link to a Kyodo News story published by Japan Times today, "Quake-hit atomic plant sits atop a fault line".
Commenting on the statement by a Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesperson: "After looking at aftershock location data, we have come to realize a fault lies right below the plant", Duncan asks: "Is anyone else reminded of The Simpsons?".
On the positive side, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei's words reported at the end of the Japan Times story: "I would hope that Japan would be fully transparent in its investigation of the accident" signal that the Vienna-based agency is no longer keen to accept whitewash to protect the nuclear industry at all costs, as it was the case during the long tenure of Mr. ElBaradei's predecessor.
Published by Unknown at 1:59 PM
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