|July 16, 2012
Source: The Register
Japan’s troubled Tokyo Electric Power Co, Tepco, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, will be forced to release hundreds of hours of in-house teleconference video footage revealing executive briefings to staff during the unfolding events of the nuclear disaster.
The footage will include Japanese Prime Minister at the time, Naoto Kan, challenging Tepco officials at its headquarters in a broadcast that was viewed by over 200 staff during the early stages of the disaster. Tepco has claimed however that this crucial part of the footage does not have audio. In one of the lamest grab-the-nearest-excuses exercises in history, company officials blame a “full hard drive” for the technical fault.
In an exclusive interview with ABC news, former PM Kan claims that the company is “trying to hide something inconvenient.”
He has made a public call for the release of all the footage as the investigation into the disaster continues. Kan said that the footage “is like the black box flight recorder on an airplane, these recordings are crucial to finding out what really happened,” he said.