Bakun emergency response plan?


The mistakes, cover-ups and profit-maximisation/cost-cutting of the past in Japan have come back to haunt us.

A General Electric Co engineer said he resigned 35 years ago over concern about the safety of a nuclear reactor design used in the now crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Dale Bridenbaugh said the “Mark 1” design had “not yet been designed to withstand the loads” that could be experienced in a large-scale accident. Read the full Reuters report here.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is the conglomerate at the centre of Japan’s nuclear radiation emergency at Fukushima. Its operations over the past several decades epitomise the government-backed pursuit of corporate profit, at the direct expense of lives, health and safety. It’s a familiar story. Read the full WSWS article here.

While we are reminded about the cover-ups in the past in Japan, let’s look closer to home. What about our emergency response plan (ERP) for Bakun — is there any? Even while the dam is filling, the people have been told nothing about an ERP. Since Rosmah is so concerned about environmental issues now, she should ask some serious questions about this!

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What is your problem

Anil Netto, I like to ask this question to you and all those anti-nuclear doomsayers: WHERE IS THE MELTDOWN YOU GUYS HAVE PREDICTED ? Where is that “China Syndrome” that guy was so loudly proclaiming ? You want to believe something that doesn’t exist, that is your business. But please, Anil Netto, please stop using your blog as a tool for your fear mongering agenda. There is no meltdown in Japan’s nuclear power facility. There might be some radioactive leakage. There might be some cooling tower / containment dome blew their tops. But all that do not add up to… Read more »


Anil, One lovely environmental song in the 70s. Great, if you use it as theme song. It’s by Albert Hammond. here comes the lyrics City life was gettin’ us down , so we spent a weekend out of town , Pitched a tent on a patch of ground down by the river Lit a fire and drank some wine , you put your jeans on top of mine , You said ,’Come in,the water’s fine!’ down by the river. Didn’t feel too good all night , so we took a walk in the morning light , Came upon the strangest… Read more »

Gerakan K

“Mark 1″ design had “not yet been designed to withstand the loads”

Anil, please get your fact correct. Falsifying the truth will do you no good.

Actually, the reactor itself is OK. Only cooling systems got problems due to tsunami.

Andrew I

Yeah, don’t shoot the messenger.

Andrew I

“Anil, please get your fact correct. Falsifying the truth will do you no good.”

A bit rich, coming from you.


Gerakan K just like UMNO & BN goons will ‘shoot’ (criticise?) anywhere they like and they will still get off scott free. Thats the folly of our government and 53 years of UMNO arrogance.


“Actually, the reactor itself is OK. Only cooling systems got problems due to tsunami.”
Interesting argument. If the Bakun dam should fail, sending an unimaginable huge wall of water down the Rejang basin, you could use the same argument to say that the damn is ok, the problem is due to the water behind the dam.
Like Anil asks where is our response plan in view of the huge population living downstream from the dam?

Andrew I

Like he has got one.


Japan and Sarawak is different. Jap is so populated and Toyko with 12M people is also close by. Radiation is depend on angin and angin is angin – gila blowing here and there. But when Bukun dam burst – only one direction – big longkangs and low lying areas populated by orang utans. Animal lovers should be more concerned as orang utans cannot heard RTM news and run for their lives.

The designers of the dam must have done the dam break analysis but it is the UMNO/gerakan Government FAILS to educate and laid down the ERP to the people…

Andrew I

It’s usually old news by the time it gets to us (for filtering purposes so as not to confuse and alarm the rakyat, as you may well appreciate), so a good guess would be it’ll be even older by the time it gets to them.

Gerakan K

Please re-read again the article. The article particularly that statement in question tries to imply that it is the design of the reactor that caused the problem.

But in fact it is the failure of cooling systems due to natural disaster and not inherent *DESIGN* problems.

p/s: Don’t be a trigger happy zombie when facing with any Gerakan K comment. Thankyou.

Andrew I

Yes, thank you, Gerakan K. We can all read.

The statement above has a link to the full article. Your assertion that it implies anything therefore does not arise.

The last sentence of the article was also qualified:

“… and the fact the Mark 1 containment is less forgiving than some of the other reactor versions.”

Stop your conspiracy accusations.

What is your problem

What is “less forgiving” mean? Does it mean that the reactor will blow up every single time something happen? Does it mean a guarantee “MELTDOWN !” every time the moon rises? Come on ! Where is the so-called “MELTDOWN” ??? Just where is it? You guys are lying to the world when you shouted “MELTDOWN !!!” as though it is the end of the world. Where is that so-called “China Syndrome”? Did it happen? Where is all those “end-of-the-world” scenario you guys were predicting? Where? Show me the proof that a meltdown did occur. Show me that the “China Syndrome”… Read more »

Andrew I

Why don’t you ask the person who said it?

What is your problem

Anil Netto is a liar, plain and simple.

He uses this blog to spread his own version of “truths”, which turn out to be heresay, half-truths and outright lies.

Check the “facts” Anil Netto has given his readers, if you have the time, and then compare those “facts” to the real world we live in.

And you will discover that Anil Netto Just isn’t capable to handle the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.

Andrew I

What plan, Anil? We would have heard it blown by the msm by now, if there was one.


Why ask Rosmah when Bakun is not a Permata program?

Anyway, she should go to Japan now to show her care and concern to the Japanese kids.


Rosmah would say Bakun was conceived and built during Hasmah’s time. So Hasmah must speak for her hubby.


Not only America but also other countries should help Japan to recover that country early