"Truly shocking" collusion between U.K. govt. and nuclear industry to downplay Fukushima catastrophe
The London Guardian newspaper, in an article entitled "Revealed: British government's plan to play down Fukshima," reports that "Internal emails seen by Guardian show PR campaign was launched to protect UK nuclear plans after tsunami in Japan." The internal emails, viewable at the Guardian link above, and other forms of collusion including a meeting, involved various U.K. government agencies, and such French and Japanese nuclear industry firms as Areva, Electricite de France, and Toshiba-Westingthouse.
In the U.S., the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wasted no time in downplaying the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. On March 13th, just two days after the earthquake and tsunami plunged Fukushima Daiichi into station blackout and radioactivity releases and even large-scale hydrogen gas explosions were underway, NRC issued a media release entitled "NRC SEES NO RADIATION AT HARMFUL LEVEL REACHING U.S. FROM DAMAGED JAPANESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS." Incredibly, this false assurance was applied even to U.S. territories in the Pacific such as Guam and American Somoa, not far distant from Japan, "as the wind blows" and as the ocean currents flow. After NRC Chairman Jaczko communicated this message to Barack Obama in the Oval Office, the President repeated it to the news media and the American people.