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Wikileaks reveal security worries about Japan’s nuclear plants

 Cables Show Worry Over Japanese Nuclear Plants  WSJ.comBy YOREE KOH,  MAY 8, 2011 TOKYOThe Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident exposed flaws in the Japanese government’s measures to guard the country’s reactors against earthquakes and tsunamis. U.S. officials in recent years also have worried that Japanese officials haven’t taken enough precautions to protect the facilities from terrorist attacks, according to diplomatic documents released over the weekend on the WikiLeaks website.

A series of cables released by WikiLeaks shows U.S. officials repeatedly prodded their Japanese counterparts to beef up security—and were regularly rebuffed….A message sent from the U.S. embassy in Tokyo on Feb. 26, 2007, informed the State Department about “U.S. concerns about physical protection of nuclear facilities.”…

U.S. Cables Show Worry Over Japanese Nuclear Plants – WSJ.com

May 9, 2011 - Posted by | Wikileaks

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