As the radioactive clean-up following the disaster at Fukushima gets under way, the close relationship between the nuclear industry and the Japanese government becomes more obvious.
I say this following the news that the initial contracts, worth $13 billion, are being handed out to giant construction companies with no expertise in radiation clean-up at all. They are the same construction companies that built 45 of the 54 nuclear reactors in Japan, including the ill-fated Fukushima.
As one day worker admitted, “we are all amateurs. Nobody really knows how to clean up radiation.”
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