Declassified in France: Tricastin nuclear waste buried directly in ground, green-washed with sheep pasture

From Next-Up.org

[Translated from French] The mound of radioactive waste from Tricastin of a pile of radioactive waste more than 500 m long containing tons of enriched uranium to military isotope 235 which is directly buried in the ground without confinement of the Basic Nuclear Installation Secret (INBS) Tricastin.

The land base has been declassified in Classified Installation for Protection of the Environment (ICPE) under pressure from environmental organizations by theNuclear Safety Authority(ASN).The downgrade forced the manager to AREVA expensive Tricastin Actions Plan (PAT) unique in the world up to standard for 2016 of treating radioactive waste on site for the mound excavations carried out under cover of a containment structure to prevent contamination for their sorting, their packaging in packs and their evacuation to a storage ANDRA.

Notification by bailiff Bertrand Toulouse, Director of the Departmental Directorate of Protection of Populations, Directorate General of Food of the Drôme on food safety in relation to the “green-washing” ongoing carried out by a sheep pasture the edge of the radioactive burial mound located at the Secret Basic Nuclear Installation (INBS) Tricastin.

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Japanese prosecutors refuse to charge TEPCO executives in nuclear disaster

From  Phys.org, January 22, 2015
Fukushima executives to be spared charges over nuclear disaster

Japanese prosecutors said Thursday that executives in charge of the Fukushima nuclear plant will not be charged, setting up a possible showdown with a citizens’ panel that wants someone brought to book for the disaster.

The move is the latest in a tussle between legal authorities and an angry public over who should take responsibility for the tsunami-sparked reactor meltdowns in 2011 that forced tens of thousands from their homes.

A parliamentary report has said Fukushima was a man-made disaster caused by Japan’s culture of “reflexive obedience”, but no one has been punished criminally.

“We conclude that there is not enough evidence to suggest that Tokyo Electic executives could have predicted or could have avoided (the accident),” said Ryoichi Nakahara, deputy chief prosecutor of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office.

He said prosecutors had questioned a wider group of experts following the July panel ruling but reached the same conclusion.

Under Japanese law, if the judicial review panel challenges that decision a second time, a group of court-appointed lawyers would then be compelled to press charges.

The three are former chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, then-vice president Sakae Muto and former vice president Ichiro Takekuro.

Campaigners have called for about three dozen company officials to be held accountable for their failure to take proper measures to protect the site against the tsunami, which sparked the worst atomic crisis in a generation.

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http://phys.org/news/2015-01-fukushima-nuclear-disaster.html

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