TEPCO president agrees with Abe that radioactive water is ‘blocked’ (Mainichi) He has to flatter PM Abe.
The president of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Naomi Hirose, told a Diet panel on Sept. 27 that he shared Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s view that the leaking radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is contained within the bay there.
During Tokyo’s final presentation in its bid for the 2020 summer Olympics, Abe said at the International Olympic Committee general assembly meeting in Buenos Aires that the radioactive water situation is under control, with the water completely “blocked” from exiting a 0.3 square kilometer area in the bay.
Hirose said at a session of the House of Representatives Economy, Trade and Industry Committee that he “completely agreed,” and that “from the view of preventing leaking into the outside ocean, I think the situation is firmly under control.” Hirose also apologized for causing concerns due to the leak.
However, on Sept. 13, TEPCO executive-level fellow Kazuhiko Yamashita said, “I don’t believe (the radioactive water situation) is under control,” showing a conflict in opinions coming from the company.
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