After over two years of being continually lied to by the corporation claiming to stabilize the critically damaged plant, Japan takes over.

Now that we know that radioactive water has been leaking since day one into a water table adjacent the Pacific Ocean and unknown exposure to the population of the Pacific Rim could be worse than that of Chernobyl.

We do know that they were planning to attempt pick up sticks with fuel rods in an environment that destroys robots and the first responding engineers alike.

Japan’s government will lead “emergency measures” to tackle radioactive water spills at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, wresting control of the disaster recovery from the plant’s heavily criticized operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co.

“We’ve allowed Tokyo Electric to deal with the contaminated water situation on its own and they’ve essentially turned it into a game of ‘Whack-a-Mole,’” Trade Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters today at Fukushima. “From now on, the government will move to the forefront.

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which is led by Motegi, “is working to draw up, by some time in September, both emergency measures and more fundamental steps to eliminate the roots of the contaminated water problem, as well as measures to be carried out going forward,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a response to written questions.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM PDT.

Also republished by More and Better Democracies, Nuclear Free DK, Japan Nuclear Incident Liveblogs, and Gulf Watchers Group.

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