Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Amateur Fukushima Cleanup
February 11, 2012, 13:00
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Amateur cleanup, pro revenue. Nuke companies make the mess, then make a profit pretending to clean it up. Is there a Corexit for nuclear accidents?

It was these same three companies that helped build 45 of Japan’s 54 nuclear plants — including the reactor buildings and other plants at Fukushima Daiichi that could not withstand the tsunami that caused a catastrophic failure — according to data from Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center, a watchdog group.

One of them, the Taisei Corporation, leads the consortium that sent out the workers now tramping around Iitate in hazmat suits. Consortiums led by Taisei and the other two big companies — Obayashi and Kajima — among them received contracts for the government’s first 12 pilot decontamination projects, totaling about $93 million.

“It’s a scam,” said Kiyoshi Sakurai, a critic of the nuclear industry and a former researcher at a forerunner to the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, which is overseeing this phase of decontamination. “Decontamination is becoming big business.”

via After Fukushima Disaster, a Confused Effort at Cleanup – NYTimes.com.


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