Abe's Fukushima 'under control' pledge to secure Olympics was a lie: former PM`

Abe's Fukushima 'under control' pledge to secure Olympics was a lie: former PM`

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s promise that the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant was “under control” in his successful pitch three years ago for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games “was a lie”, former premier Junichiro Koizumi said on Wednesday.

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LA'S NUCLEAR SECRET

LA'S NUCLEAR SECRET

Tucked away in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi valleys was a 2,800-acre laboratory with a mission that was a mystery to the thousands of people who lived in its shadow. In a place called Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), there was a secret collaboration between the U.S. government and private companies to test the limits of nuclear power.

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Japan downplayed Chernobyl concerns at G-7 for energy policy’s sake: declassified documents

Japan downplayed Chernobyl concerns at G-7 for energy policy’s sake: declassified documents

Eager to maintain its energy policy in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Japan made sure concerns about nuclear technology were downplayed at the 12th Group of Seven summit it chaired in Tokyo days after the disaster, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday.

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Channel NewsAsia: Abe's Fukushima 'under control' pledge to secure Olympics was a lie - former PM

Channel NewsAsia: Abe's Fukushima 'under control' pledge to secure Olympics was a lie - former PM

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's promise that the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant was "under control" in his successful pitch three years ago for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games "was a lie", former premier Junichiro Koizumi said on Wednesday.

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