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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 12:11 AM
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President of Japan Utility That Owns Leaking Nuke Plant Hospitalized
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President of Japan Utility That Owns Leaking Nuke Plant Hospitalized
Mar 30, 2011 12:35 AM
Mari Yamaguchi

TOKYO -- The president of the beleaguered Tokyo utility company that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant leaking radiation in the northeast has been hospitalized with high blood pressure, the company said Wednesday.

Masataka Shimizu, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., had not been seen for nearly two weeks after appearing at the news conference two days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hobbled the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

Shimizu, 66, was taken Tuesday to a Tokyo hospital after suffering dizziness and high blood pressure, TEPCO spokesman Naoki Tsunoda said.

Confirmation of his hospitalization comes amid speculation about his health after he disappeared from sight. Company Vice President Sakae Muto has appeared regularly at news briefings instead. TEPCO officials had been deflecting questions about Shimizu's health, saying he had been "resting" at company headquarters.


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  -President of Japan Utility That Owns Leaking Nuke Plant Hospitalized highplainsdem  Mar-30-11 12:11 AM   #0 
  - This indicates to me that he is a real person, and is aware of the gravity  lutherj   Mar-30-11 12:22 AM   #1 
  - Thank goodness the hospitals have nothing better to do  jberryhill   Mar-30-11 01:37 AM   #3 
  - If He Were Reported to Have Committed Suicide I'd Want Someone to Check the Coffin  AndyTiedye   Mar-30-11 03:47 AM   #4 
  - whoops, self delete ,,,,wrong place for response  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-30-11 08:01 AM   #7 
  - i think it's probably more like a ruse to excuse his absence from the scene.  Hannah Bell   Mar-30-11 03:56 AM   #5 
  - my toughts exactly , kinda like the dude who designed the Titanic and took a childs seat in lifeboat  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-30-11 08:22 AM   #8 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-30-11 07:47 AM   #6 
  - Hey, Shimizu-san  jberryhill   Mar-30-11 01:15 AM   #2 
  - Japan to Scrap 4 of 6 Damaged Nuclear Reactors  CountAllVotes   Mar-30-11 11:48 AM   #9 
  - Well, it's not radiation sickness.  daleo   Mar-30-11 01:22 PM   #10 

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