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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:07 PM
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TEPCO: Radioactive substances belong to landowners, not us
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Source: Asahi Shimbun Weekly AERA

During court proceedings concerning a radioactive golf course, Tokyo Electric Power Co. stunned lawyers by saying the utility was not responsible for decontamination because it no longer "owned" the radioactive substances.

Radioactive materials (such as cesium) that scattered and fell from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant belong to individual landowners there, not TEPCO, the utility said.

That argument did not sit well with the companies that own and operate the Sunfield Nihonmatsu Golf Club, just 45 kilometers west of the stricken TEPCO plant in Fukushima Prefecture. a ruling described as inconsistent by lawyers, the court essentially freed TEPCO from responsibility for decontamination work, saying the cleanup efforts should be done by the central and local governments.

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Ok, the court didn't let them get away with it, but nonetheless that is an incredible "WTF".
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  -TEPCO: Radioactive substances belong to landowners, not us kristopher  Nov-24-11 12:07 PM   #0 
  - Does anyone still think TEPCO or the Japanese government is being upfront about...  Poll_Blind   Nov-24-11 12:11 PM   #1 
  - the nuclear industry is a perpetual liar in the name of profit nt  msongs   Nov-24-11 12:16 PM   #2 
  - Wow - Republicon Family Values, international style  SpiralHawk   Nov-24-11 12:18 PM   #3 
  - + a million...  freshwest   Nov-24-11 10:33 PM   #19 
  - Actually it says right there that the courts did let tepco get away with it  Muskypundit   Nov-24-11 12:29 PM   #4 
  - Not really.  kristopher   Nov-24-11 12:39 PM   #5 
     - The reason nuclear carry no insurance is because no insurance company  plumbob   Nov-24-11 04:10 PM   #15 
  - Never heard of 'You broke it, You own it,' I guess!  elleng   Nov-24-11 01:00 PM   #6 
  - What is Japanese for "Too Big to Fail"?  AndyTiedye   Nov-24-11 01:08 PM   #7 
  - Honestly, I'm surprised that they didn't accuse the landowners of stealing the radioactive materials  Orrex   Nov-24-11 01:16 PM   #8 
  - No shit, huh! LOL! That's about par for the course for these snakefuckers. nt  Poll_Blind   Nov-24-11 01:19 PM   #9 
  - Bwahaha! Thanks, you nailed it.  freshwest   Nov-24-11 10:34 PM   #20 
  - That would be in the next wave of lawsuits  quakerboy   Nov-24-11 01:32 PM   #11 
  - They must not be aware of the Monsatan technique to sue when their poison spreads. n/t  Mnemosyne    Nov-24-11 11:52 PM   #22 
     - A reverse Monsanto tactic...  Karenina   Nov-25-11 05:31 AM   #24 
        - Makes you wonder if it sop now for most poison producers. n/t  Mnemosyne    Nov-25-11 07:30 AM   #25 
  - Bastards  sakabatou   Nov-24-11 01:27 PM   #10 
  - The parliament in Japan needs to clarifly this law so that  JDPriestly   Nov-24-11 02:45 PM   #12 
  - Here the owner/operator is roughly responsible for enough to cover the actual facilities...  kristopher   Nov-24-11 03:48 PM   #13 
     - Thanks. The externalities of nuclear energy are enormous.  JDPriestly   Nov-24-11 06:03 PM   #17 
  - And another corporation - Monsanto - makes exactly the opposite argument about GM seeds.  Prometheus Bound   Nov-24-11 03:54 PM   #14 
  - Whatever they can get away with. Although in practice, the same. 'All ur land belong to us,' that is  freshwest   Nov-24-11 10:35 PM   #21 
  - While at the same time, the modified genes are apparently being transfered  Trillo   Nov-25-11 09:49 AM   #27 
     - Interesting analysis. Thank you.  Prometheus Bound   Nov-25-11 05:30 PM   #28 
  - maybe it's time for the people to go vigilante on their asses  fascisthunter   Nov-24-11 05:24 PM   #16 
  - K&R....Do you want nuclear power?  unkachuck   Nov-24-11 09:08 PM   #18 
  - That's exactly what happens here in the USA  Sparky 1   Nov-25-11 04:54 AM   #23 
  - Can a Japanese farmer haul a load of manure onto the front lawn of TEPCO's president?  NickB79   Nov-25-11 09:00 AM   #26 
  - one can see why the practice of seppuku was sometimes warranted. n/t  marasinghe   Nov-26-11 01:57 AM   #29 

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