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  •  Of course. We get nothing real from Media. Nothing (7+ / 0-)


    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 09:41:22 PM PST

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    •  Yes, it's a cover up of global proportions (26+ / 0-)

      Here was one little glimpse behind the curtain:

      Revealed: British government's plan to play down Fukushima


      Internal emails seen by Guardian show PR campaign was launched to protect UK nuclear plans after tsunami in Japan

      British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushima nuclear accident just two days after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and before the extent of the radiation leak was known.

      Internal emails seen by the Guardian show how the business and energy departments worked closely behind the scenes with the multinational companies EDF Energy, Areva and Westinghouse to try to ensure the accident did not derail their plans for a new generation of nuclear stations in the UK.

      "This has the potential to set the nuclear industry back globally," wrote one official at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), whose name has been redacted. "We need to ensure the anti-nuclear chaps and chapesses do not gain ground on this. We need to occupy the territory and hold it. We really need to show the safety of nuclear."

      Link.

      Interestingly, this story erupted into a full fledged scandal for about a week in the UK and then, poof. It was gone.

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