Hollow excuses from Tepco

  • Hollow excuses from Tepco

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. in early December made public an interim report by a study panel that it had appointed itself on the disaster that occurred at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The report details the unfolding of the disaster from the loss of all electric power sources to the meltdowns of the cores of three reactors.

    Unfortunately, the report is loaded with self-justifying excuses. It is clear that the investigation of the disaster cannot be left solely to Tepco. Other entities, including the government third-party examination panel, the Diet examination panel and nongovernmental organizations, should carry out thorough investigations of their own and break any attempt by the nuclear power establishment to hide or distort information.

    Source: japantimes.co.jp