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Fukushima nuclear meltdown was covered up, plant operator admits

22 june 2016 tepco apology cover up

Naomi Hirose, left, TEPCO president, and Takafumi Anegawa, a director, apologise at press conference in Tokyo today

The company responsible for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has admitted lying about the meltdown of its reactors five years ago, in a deliberate cover-up of the world’s second worst nuclear disaster.

It took two months for the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to own up to the meltdown of three reactors after an earthquake and tsunami. A report commissioned by the company says that its president at the time ordered employees to speak of “damage” to the reactors and avoid the world, “meltdown”.

The company’s current president, Naomi Hirose, said: “It is extremely regrettable People are justified in…

June 26, 2016 - Posted by | Fukushima 2016 | , , , ,

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