Just in, seems that TEPCO is trying to preserve what is left of it's 2007 profit picture by begging the (METI) Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to postpone scheduled maintenance at two of its other reactors...keep in mind, that these inspections and maintenance schedules were created and ordered due to previous WRONG DOING by TEPCO. METI has a choice to make. They can prove themselves honorable and deny the request, choosing to protect human health and the environment of Japan. Or instead, they can bring shame upon themselves and their families by granting TEPCO's request, showing they care more about this vile company's profits than they do about protecting human health. METI needs to teach TEPCO and the nuclear industry a lesson...greed and shoddy management will not be tolerated, that safety must always come before profits.
So I ask Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, "Do you as and organization and as men/women have honor?" Further, if TEPCO has any honor themselves, I would challenge them to invite the board members of FUSE USA, WISE and NIRS to Japan to inspect the site, to review your safety measures, and make suggestions from the perspective of a grassroots environmental group that lives within the shadows of a failing nuclear reactor here in America known as Indian Point, as well as proving you want and open and transparent review process by allowing two nationally recognized Anti-Nuclear groups to have a seat in the process. You and the Japanese government have a chance here to show you have far more integrity than the NRC, far more honor than the NEI, which is morally bankrupt and repugnant in the eyes of many reactor host communities.
So, what is it going to be...will METI side with public safety, or side with TEPCO and their greed?
Tepco requests METI delaying two nuclear maintenance in Jul-Aug
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