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» Abe’s comment on radioactive leakage was very doubtful at Olympic committee meeting

PM Shinzo Abe’s statement that the situation regarding the radioactive water leakage at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is “under control” during Tokyo’s final presentation for the 2020 Olympics. It has come under question, prompting TEPCO to send an inquiry to the government.

Abe stated in his presentation at the International Olympic Committee meeting on Sept. 7, “Some may have concerns about Fukushima. Let me assure you, the situation is under control. It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo.” He also mentioned that the effect of the water leak has been “completely blocked” within an area of 0.3 square kilometers in the waters from the plant.
At a press conference on Sept. 9, TEPCO faced a barrage of questions from media representatives about data corroborating Abe’s remarks. In response, a TEPCO official admitted that the utility has asked the government about its true intentions, betraying a difference in their perceptions of the situation at Fukushima nuclear plant.
<Media Report>

Doubt cast on Abe’s assurance to IOC about Fukushima leaks (Asahi Newspaper)

Abe’s assurance over Fukushima radioactive water comes under question (Mainichi Newspaper)

 


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