Japanese MP drinks water from Fukushima basement, and lives to tell the tale

It has been 3363 days since not one, not two, but three nuclear fuel bundles melted at the Fukushima-Daiichi generating station in northeastern Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11. Nobody has died from radiation so far.

That includes a Japanese member of parliament, who last Monday drank a glass of decontaminated water taken from the flooded basement of one of the reactor buildings. Here he is on YouTube:

For those who believe nuclear is unredeemably dangerous, my question is: how is this guy still alive?

6 comments for “Japanese MP drinks water from Fukushima basement, and lives to tell the tale

  1. James Greenidge
    November 6, 2011 at 20:26

    Cool! I’ll drink to that myself! He ought be making a drinking tour around Japan doing that to help assauge off-the-wall-fears and save Japan several billion dollars doing silly things like more lung-corroding coal plants and windmills atop Mt. Fugi.

    James Greenidge
    Queens NY

  2. Lynne
    November 7, 2011 at 17:59

    I guess it was only a matter of time before fiscal reality could no longer be ignored:

    “Forthcoming study by accountants will argue UK can save £34bn by ditching renewable energy

    The renewable energy industry has slammed the findings of a forthcoming report that suggests the UK could save £34bn by ditching plans for a massive expansion in wind power capacity.

    The preliminary findings of a report by KMPG, previewed in the Sunday Times yesterday, claimed Britain could meet its 2020 carbon reduction targets more cost effectively by building nuclear and gas-fired power stations instead of wind farms.”


  3. November 8, 2011 at 16:08

    Does this mean saporro beer is okay to drink?

  4. darcy
    November 8, 2011 at 17:35

    The video is working now.

  5. Maxwell
    November 9, 2011 at 13:43

    They ought bottle that water and ship it as a novelty item! It’d sell!!

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