Definitely starting to distrust the Company Tepco who is handling their nuke plant disaster...
Tokyo Electric Power Company Scandal of 2002
On August 29, 2002, the government of Japan revealed that TEPCO was guilty of false reporting in routine governmental inspection of its nuclear
plants and systematic concealment of plant safety incidents. All seventeen of its boiling-water reactors were shut down for inspection as a result.
TEPCO's chairman Hiroshi Araki, President Nobuya Minami, Vice-President Toshiaki Enomoto, as well as the advisers Shō Nasu and Gaishi Hiraiwa stept
down by September 30, 2002., and the utility "eventually admitted to two hundred occasions over more than two decades between 1977 and 2002,
involving the submission of false technical data to authorities"
Ok woah woah woah.... They Admitted to 200 occasions of false data reports over two decades?!?!?!
No wonder the Japanese Public and the World are not willing to trust them now.
And again in 2007 more DisInfo is uncovered:
In 2007, however, the company announced to the public that an internal investigation had revealed a large number of unreported incidents. These
included an unexpected unit criticality in 1978 and additional systematic false reporting, which hadn't been uncovered during the 2002 inquiry. Along
with scandals at other Japanese electric companies, this failure to ensure corporate compliance resulted in strong public criticism of Japan's
electric power industry and the nation's nuclear energy policy. Again the company made no effort to identify those responsible.
In March 2008, Tokyo Electric announced that the start of operation of four new nuclear power reactors would be postponed by one year due to
the incorporation of new earthquake resistance assessments.
So they were delaying construction because future designs for their power plants LACKED sufficient earthquake resistance? Is that Irony?
More Here...Cover-Up: The Japan Disaster - TEPCO's History Of DisInfo 2002, 2007,
edit on (3/15/11) by AllSeeingI because: added info