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Nuclear Power Criminals: TEPCO, Toshiba, Hitachi and General Electric 


Inaccurate reports of the radiation damage from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) along with inadequate manpower to deal with the crisis have resulted in poor attempts to reverse the radiation damage that resulted from the meltdown of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the March 2011 tsunami. Toshiba, Hitachi and General Electric, manufactured the tanks developed to hold radioactive fluids back in the 1970s, and they are responsible for the facility’s poor design, according to a lawsuit filed by lawyers on behalf of 1415 plaintiffs, including 38 residents of Fukushima and 357 persons from outside Japan.

A senior advisor of the Fukushima cleanup, Barbara Judge, says that foreign assistance in dealing with the nuclear cleanup is needed; however, TEPCO has withheld accurate radiation readings of the leaks, making foreign assistance impossible. The resulting poor cleanup efforts have damaged eco-systems around Fukushima without proper supportive action to repair them... 

RELATED: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/how-can-the-nuclear-industry-profit-from-nucl/blog/44192/