Japan’s nuclear emergency and dishonest spokesmen
(Above) Video still from NTV Japan of smoke rising from Fukushima plant No. 1 after an explosion there. Photo Credit: NTV Japan/AP (via)
Government spokesman Yukio Edano says the pressure as well as the radiation at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant has fallen following this afternoon’s explosion. It seems clear now from Mr Edano’s comments that the nuclear plant building that was blown apart earlier did house a reactor, but the reactor was protected by its metal casing.
You know what, we can’t believe anything Mr. Yukio Edano has to say about this reactor. Earlier, Edano tried to say there was no explosion, WHEN THERE WAS IN FACT A GOD DAMN EXPLOSION:
Japanese authorities have confirmed there was no explosion at the troubled No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, top government spokesman Yukio Edano said. The chief Cabinet secretary also told an urgent press conference that the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., has confirmed there is no damage to the steel container housing the reactor.
Plus? [8:30 a.m. ET, 10:30 p.m. Tokyo] Japanese authorities are making plans to distribute stable iodine, a treatment to prevent radiation poisoning, to residents near two damaged nuclear plants, the International Atomic Energy Agency says.
But move along. Nothing to see here.