Cumbria twinned with Fukushima: The Whitehaven News tells us that: “The company charged with cleaning up the devastated Fukushima nuclear site in Japan has taken a fact-finding trip to Copeland. Yoshiyuki Ishizaki, from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), visited the area last week to look at how the nuclear industry and the surrounding communities engage with one another. This is not just a fluffy feel good piece of propaganda. It is cynical psychological warfare with an intent to force people back into radioactively contaminated areas in Fukushima , and placate Cumbrians into accepting ever more danger from the nuclear industry. Three former executives at a Japanese power giant have been formally charged with negligence over the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The trio, formerly of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), will be the first to go to court over the incident. A citizen’s panel ruled that they should face trial, forcing prosecutors to pursue the case.
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