03. 2011年4月23日 09:36:26: 71MpR3n5fA
Summary Kono also criticized the Japanese bureaucracy and power companies for continuing an outdated nuclear energy strategy, suppressing development of alternative energy, and keeping information from Diet members and the public.
he voiced his strong opposition to the nuclear industry in Japan, especially nuclear fuel reprocessing, based on issues of cost, safety, and security. Kono claimed Japanese electric companies are hiding the costs and safety problems associated with nuclear energy, while successfully selling the idea of reprocessing to the Japanese public as "recycling uranium."
the high costs of the reprocessing program were being passed to Japanese consumers in their power bills,
a Japanese television station had planned a three part interview with him on nuclear issues, but had canceled after the first interview, because the electric companies threatened to withdraw their extensive sponsorship.
the ministries were trapped in their policies, as officials inherited policies from people more senior to them,Japanese radiation standards for imported foods had been set following the Chernobyl incident, and had not changed since then, despite other nations having reduced their levels of allowable radiation.
METI claimed to support alternative energy, it in actuality provides
He also accused METI of covering up nuclear accidents, and obscuring the true costs and problems associated with the nuclear industry.
METI picks and chooses those portions of the message that it likes. Only information in agreement with METI policies is passed through to the MPs.
He cited Japan's extensive seismic activity, and abundant groundwater, and questioned if there really was a safe place to store nuclear waste in the "land of volcanoes."
he advocated replacing energy produced by nuclear plants ready for decommissioning with an equal amount of energy from plants using liquid natural gas.