30 Jun 2011
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK-ENGLAND) Internal e-mails seen by the Guardian show how the business and Energy Departments worked closely behind the scenes with the Multinational Conglomerates such as EDF Energy, Areva and Westinghouse to try to ensure the Fukushima Tragedy quickly “going bad”, did not derail their plans for a new generation of nuclear stations in the UK. British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a coordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushima meltdown, just two days after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan (11 Mar 2011), and before the extent of the radiation leak was known. Officials stressed the importance of preventing the incident from undermining public support for nuclear power.
One official at the (British) Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), whose name has been withheld said: “This has the potential to set the nuclear industry back globally…We need to ensure the anti-nuclear “chaps and chapesses” (NOTICE THE SNOBISH NAME-CALLING) do not gain ground on this. We need to occupy the territory and hold it. We really need to show the safety of nuclear…We need to all be working from the same material to get the message through to the media and the public…Anti-nuclear people across Europe have wasted no time blurring this all into Chernobyl and the works,” The official told Areva (France‘s giant nuke industry): “We need to quash any stories trying to compare this to Chernobyl.” The official also suggested that Companies send in their comments, so they could be incorporated into briefs to Ministers and Government statements.
BRITS LOVE TO “HANG THEIR HAT” ON INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS – IT ENHANCES CREDIBILITY; so, the government was very clear from the outset that it was important not to rush to judgment, and that a response should be based on hard evidence. “This is why we called on the INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (IAEA) fact-finding team leader Dr. Mike Weightman to provide a robust and evidence-based report.” Weigthman later reported back to government that UK nuclear reactors are safe. OF COURSE HE DID! THE IAEA IS NOTHING OTHER THAN A NUCLEAR CARTEL WHITE-WASHING ORGANIZATION, AND NOW WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS SUCH. The Brit Government last week confirmed plans for eight(8) new nuclear stations (Nukes) in England and Wales. “If acceptable proposals come forward in appropriate places, they will not face unnecessary holdups,” said the energy minister, Charles Hendry. SEE THERE, POWER AND INFLUENCE AT ITS BEST ? OR WORST!
Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Zac Goldsmith, who sits on the British Commons environmental audit committee, condemned the extent of co-ordination between the government and nuclear companies that the emails appear to reveal. Goldsmith said: “The (Brit)government has no business doing PR for the industry and it would be appalling if its departments have played down the impact of Fukushima”.
Louise Hutchins, a spokeswoman for Greenpeace, said the emails looked like: “scandalous collusion…This highlights the government’s blind obsession with nuclear power and shows neither they, nor the industry, can be trusted when it comes to nuclear,”
Tom Burke, a former government environmental adviser and visiting professor at Imperial College London, warned that the British government was repeating mistakes made in Japan. “They are too close to industry, concealing problems, rather than revealing and dealing with them,” he said. Another former regulator, who preferred not to be named, said the degree of collusion was “truly shocking”. THAT, IS “CALLING IT LIKE IT IS”
Thanks to The Guardian – UK. For the complete story(more suited for Brits) click on link below:
BRITAIN PLAYS A POWERFUL ROLE IN THE OIL AND GAS CARTEL ALSO. Remember the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy provoked by British Petroleum in the Gulf of Mexico last year? How quickly the public forgets its anger and frustration.. Many have already forgotten, and the Brits are back to exploring for oil there. THE POWERS OF “B”(AS IN BILLIONS), EXERTS A POWERFUL CONTROL OVER MUCH OF THE WORLD MEDIA JUST BY BUYING VERY EXPENSIVE ADDS, AND OVER GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS BY SPREADING THEIR WEALTH AROUND AT ALL LEVELS OF INFLUENCE -EVEN JUDGES. SUCH WAS CONFIRMED BY THE DEEPWATER HORIZON TRAGEDY.
IT IS HIGH TIME FOR BLOGGERS TO “TELL IT LIKE IT IS” BY ANALYZING THE NEWS FOR WHAT IS NOT SAID, WHAT IS IMPLIED, BUT MAY NOT BE, AND FOR OUTRIGHT LIES. AT THE RISK OF SOUNDING PRESUMPTUOUS, WE MAY BE THE ONLY COUNTERFORCE AGAINST THE POWERS OF “B”.