TEPCO admits to reporting the nuclear meltdown of Fukushima Plant far too late

Japan is still cleaning up one of the largest nuclear disasters that happen 5 years ago. 
In 2014, I wrote a post questioning the methods used to clean up this nuclear waste. An article was published by the LA Times in 2015 titled "After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast".


via ABCNews
Tatsuhiko Kodama, director of Tokyo University’s Radioisotope Center, who has been recruited by Minamisoma to chair its Committee to Promote Decontamination, says the government’s plan is “nearly impossible” and makes no sense. “The government is simply putting soil into bags with no plan for recycling,” said Kodama, who has been visiting the area on a weekly basis. “The residents don’t trust the government so much.”

In recent news Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said that a public declaration of the meltdown should have been done within days of the disaster. Instead, TEPCO did not reveal that a meltdown was taking place for almost two months.
"TEPCO previously admitted in a 2012 report that it played down safety risks at the Fukushima plant out of fear that additional measures would lead to a plant shutdown and further fuel public anxiety and anti-nuclear movements." -via CNN


For more information on the Fukushima Daiichi Plant check out the World Nuclear Association.

It is a strange world we live in... 
To think TEPCO feared the truth and being scrutinized so much that they withheld vital information from the world makes me sick. 

"He who cuts off his nose takes poor revenge for a shame inflicted on him"



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