4月11日社説について、読売新聞殿に対し、公開質問いたします。 The follwoing are my open questions to Yomiuri Shimbun, the Japan's largest circulation paper regarding Editorial on April 11, 2013.
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The former Yomiuri President, and the founder of Nippon TV, Mr. Matsutaro Shoriki, was proven to be an ex-CIA agent according to the archive documents in the US and he is known to be the father of Japanese nuclear policy. It is also a known fact that his surbordinate Mr. Shibata came up with the idea, "A poison neutralizes another poison," to introduce nuclear power in the midst of anti-nuclear test sentiment. Regarding this fact, doesn't your newspaper company feel the sense of guilt and have any intention to apologize to the public?
Given that a large amount of radioactive materials were released from Fukushima nuclear accident, there should have been filtered vents installed beforehand if the technology was the establised one. Wasn't there any criminal negligence especially considering the residents' exposure in Fukushima? Or is your company purposely intending to expose people to radiation for some purpose?
In the new regulation, the definition of active faults is set to be the one which has moved within the past 400,000 years. However, in California Active Fault Law stipulated in 1971, an active fault is defined as the one which has moved within the past 1,000,000 years. What do you think of this gap?
You argue that it is unscientific to ensure that there is no active faults 100%, which is exactly correct. In 2000 Western Tottori Earthquake and 2008 Iwate Miyagi Inland Earthquake, large quakes occured where no active faults had been found before and active faults emerged after the quakes. Therefore, isn't it scientific to think that there should not be any nuclear power plant in Japan?
You call for reinforcement of nuclear plant so that it can withstand seismic activities, which is totally unscientific. If active faults moves directly below or in vicinity of reactor core, inability of insert of control rods or rupture of main piping system could occur. It is highly suspected the piping rupture did occur in Fukushima before Tsunami reached. Why do you ignore these phenomena which can be easily predicted?
You say the nation's power supply is facing tough situation, but you always proclaimed that 30% of electricity will be in short before the accident. In 2000, I found that the August maximum demand exceeded installed capacity of thermal and hydro generators in Japan in the graph (but only in English!) and figures provided by the Central Electric Power Council. I kept sending FAX to all the major media companies with this graph and the potential risk of earthquake and nuclear power plants, which were ignored by all the companies including Yomiuri. Doesn't your company feel sense of guilt for having spread false data (30% shortage without nuclear power) for many years before the accident and promoted nuclear in this earthquake prone country?
You say, "The price of electricity has gone up after the price hike for fuel for thermal power", but why do you bring up this argument ignoring the enormous amount of price to be paid for compensation for the disaster victims (including medical cost for those who are getting health hazards already), for controlling releasing radioacftive materials, storage of wastes and spent fuels, etc?
Why do you NOT touch upon thyroid abnormalities and thyroid cancer among Fukushima children at all? Isn't it your moral duty to argue the necessity of collective evacuation of children from Fukushima? If health hazards become eminent, is your company ready to take any kind of responsibility for the negligence of avoiding this most important news? In that case, please list the names and their departments of those responsible for these negligence.
As you can see from the questions above, I am afraid that your news reports may violate ISO 26000, international regulation which stipulates corporate responsibilities. I would ask you to investigate on this matter and show some remedial measures as early as possible since lives of people are at stake in Japan.