"Nuclear Power Industry's Shady Payments Since Fukushima Crisis"

"The nuclear power industry has made behind-the-scenes payments to the tune of at least 3.18 billion yen ($40 million) to six local governments hosting nuclear-power related facilities since the Fukushima disaster last year."

"The funds were doled out by six nuclear power-related organizations, including electric power companies, The Asahi Shimbun learned.

Of that amount, 2.4 billion yen was not disclosed. The only conclusion to draw from this is that dubious payments to local governments have continued since the reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

The Asahi Shimbun, relying on the information disclosure law and interviews, surveyed 39 prefectures or municipalities that are hosting or plan to host nuclear power plants or facilities related to the central government’s spent nuclear fuel recycling program."

The Asahi Shimbun had the story August 20, 2012.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, 08/21/2012