Gregory Jaczko at the Foreign Correnpondent's Club in Japan
On Sep. 24th, Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spoke at FCCJ in Tokyo, Japan. Jaczko stated that TEPCO IS the responsible party for this accident and TEPCO needs to be held accountable, and a part of the accountablities means to be responsible for the clean-up activities. - 41:16
What is your reaction to Prime Minister Abe saying, "Everything is alright"? Everyone looked at each other and took a long moment. Finally,Tetsuro Tsutsui, member of Japanese Nuclear Regulation Sub-committe said, "This is the very wrong expression!" - 42:33
Most questions were related to on-going crisis at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. However, one speaker talked about human impact of the accident. That wasTorgen Johnson of San Diego Forum Citizen Representative who played a key role in shutting down San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in California recently. He stressed the need to expand the definition of the problem. He says that there are two ways to look at the problem. The problem within the facility and the answers to the surrounding communities. The communities are permanently impacted by the accident. Thier reality is not OK and has not been resolved. The people still live in the areas which are rediologically considered "Hot Zones." The children also live there. To say everything is fine is, perhaps, an insult to the people who are confronting the reality and are generally now ignored.
watch the entire video below.