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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
Source: AP

President of Japan Utility That Owns Leaking Nuke Plant Hospitalized
Mar 30, 2011 12:35 AM
Mari Yamaguchi
AP


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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lutherj Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 12:22 AM
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1. This indicates to me that he is a real person, and is aware of the gravity
of the situation. Imagine if the Koch brothers owned the plant. All we would be hearing is the blathering propaganda of a right-wing automaton. I wish Mr. Shimizu well.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 01:37 AM
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3. Thank goodness the hospitals have nothing better to do
Edited on Wed Mar-30-11 01:38 AM by jberryhill
...than to care for this important wealthy man who is so distraught.

I was expecting his condition to be severe abdominal lacerations, but he obviously lacks a sufficient sense of honor.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 03:47 AM
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4. If He Were Reported to Have Committed Suicide I'd Want Someone to Check the Coffin
to make sure he was really in it.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 08:01 AM
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7. whoops, self delete ,,,,wrong place for response
Edited on Wed Mar-30-11 08:22 AM by ElsewheresDaughter
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 03:56 AM
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5. i think it's probably more like a ruse to excuse his absence from the scene.
Edited on Wed Mar-30-11 04:14 AM by Hannah Bell
the proper thing to do would be to have shown his face instead of leaving minions to face the music.

he's a bad actor in japanese terms.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 08:22 AM
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8. my toughts exactly , kinda like the dude who designed the Titanic and took a childs seat in lifeboat
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 01:15 AM
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2. Hey, Shimizu-san

囲碁性交自分
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 11:48 AM
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9. Japan to Scrap 4 of 6 Damaged Nuclear Reactors
:hi:
I clicked on the link posted and this is what comes up now.

No sign of Mr. Shimizu! :grr:

:kick:

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-11 01:22 PM
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10. Well, it's not radiation sickness.
That's for the employees, not the management.
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