Greg Palast: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear situation in Texas?

with Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 16, 2011

The Fukushima 1 NPP

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on Mar 16, 2011

The intensifying nuclear crisis in Japan is raising anxieties on both sides of the Pacific over the potential impacts of radiation exposure, and a relative lack of official information on radiation has many worried. The nuclear radiation threat continues to spread in Japan after numerous explosions. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration wants to offer new projects to Tokyo Electric who engineered the collapsing nuclear plants in Japan.

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The no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
for Truthout/Buzzflash
March 14, 2011

English: South-Yokohama Powerplant (Yokohama,J...

English: South-Yokohama Powerplant (Yokohama,Japan) 日本語: 南横浜火力発電所 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tokyo Electric to build US nuclear plants

I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations.

I don’t know the law in Japan, so I can’t tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen.

But what will Obama plead?  The Administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and operated on the Gulf Coast of Texas — by Tokyo Electric Power and local partners.  As if the Gulf hasn’t suffered enough.

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