Police Question former head of Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-04/nuclear-safety-boss-questioned-over-fukushima-disaster/4498534

ABC Australia

Nuclear safety boss questioned over Fukushima disaster
By North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy
Updated Mon Feb 4, 2013 9:26am AEDT

Japanese police have questioned the former head of the country’s peak nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima meltdowns.

Haruki Madarame was the head of Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission at the time of the Fukushima meltdowns in 2011.

Fukushima residents have filed a criminal complaint against Mr Madarame and 40 others, accusing them of professional negligence.

They claim Mr Madarame was responsible for delaying the release of data predicting the spread of radiation.

Media reports say he has appeared voluntarily for questioning to explain how he dealt with the nuclear disaster.

No-one has been charged over the meltdowns at Fukushima.

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This appears to relate the SPEEDI data delay, in which the Japanese government advised residents to evacuate away from the exploding and venting, melting down reactors via a route and to a destination which was directly under the path taken by main Reactor pollution fallout clouds. As predicted by the delayed released SPEEDI data.

This is typical of nuclear authorities. It is not a situation confined to Japan. It has happened in UK, Australia, USA, and elsewhere. Both with bomb fallout clouds and reactor explosions and fires clouds.

Noone is ever charged over such routine events as these.

One Response to “Police Question former head of Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission”

  1. CaptD Says:

    Well said and yet another failure of “trust” by those that vow to protect US…

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