CNN: Fukushima Workers Muzzled

April 2, 2011

Anderson Cooper on the distortions, lies, “message control”, and misinformation from TEPCO. Outrage rising in Japan.

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8 Responses to “CNN: Fukushima Workers Muzzled”


  1. Translating to Republicanese…

    Graph of TEPCO stock price… http://bit.ly/f0r4Zy

    Joe Romm on the Price-Anderson Nuclear Industry Indemnity Act… http://bit.ly/fNZQGS

  2. BlueRock Says:

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    Peter,

    Talking of muzzling: did you know that the WHO are muzzled by the IAEA? See http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/may/28/who-nuclear-power-chernobyl

    Also, if you’ve been following George Monbiot’s recent conversion to nuke cheerleader, here’s George from 2006:

    * Thanks, But We Still Don’t Need It – “To start building a new generation of nuclear power stations before we know what to do with the waste produced by existing plants is grotesquely irresponsible. … If, as a result of slow leakage into the groundwater, radioactive materials from a burial site kill an average of only one person a year for one million years, those who made the decision to bury them will – through their infinitesimal and unrecorded impacts – be responsible for the deaths of a million people.”

    So, Monbiot is “grotesquely irresponsible” and cheering on the death of a million people according to Monbiot. Strange days.


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