Friday, October 18, 2013

"The Day the Tepco Will Die"

("Le Jour où Tepco Disparaîtra")

Excellent news-event with Sumio Mabuchi (DPJ) today Oct 18 2013 at the press club in Tokyo. Representative Mabuchi served as an aide to the prime minister Naoto Kan on the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. Mabuchi san made lots of proposition on the concrete resolution of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

M: Rep. Sumio Mabuchi, L: Interpreter Takamatsu R: Moderator Tetsuo Jimbo (Videonews)

Today we faced a sharp rise in radioactivity in a well near a storage tank on Fukushima. How far can Tepco go further unable to fix problems on reasonable terms? Unable with present technologies? Bad choices? Also to halt the flow of groundwater, Tepco engineers say they will build a mile-long underground wall of frozen earth around the reactor buildings. But Sumio Mabuchi says the idea of building such underground barrier was planned as early as June 2011, when he was working with Tepco engineers to try to bring the Daiichi plant under control. But the plan was kept secret because the utility was worried about the possible negative impact on the financial markets...

Dealing with Tepco once for ever, imagine new technologies (for instance spray and transformation of contaminated substances instead of millions of tonnes of water for 40 years on the ruined reactors and melted cores) and open the debate to the international community to receive nuclear physicists' options/solutions but not depend once for ever on Tepco. Splendid idea. The issue is now provided by a constructive parliament opposition (Minshuto-Democrats) to succeed instead of pretending all is under control as PM Abe pretended.

Sumio Mabuchi is one of leading figures of the DPJ. He served as Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in the Kan administration. He twice ran for president of the party, losing to the incumbent Banri Kaieda at the last race of December 2012. He is a graduate of Yokohama National University, Department of Civil Engineering. And HE answers to foreign media questions with clear cut sentences, not mere satisfied self-promoting propaganda.

His interview Sept. 25th in the Asahi Shimbun: "If taxpayer money is used to deal with the contaminated water problem at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government should consider having Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator, go bankrupt or nationalising it, Sumio Mabuchi, who served as an aide to the prime minister on the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011, told The Asahi Shimbun in a recent interview."

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