Anger Intensifying: Mayor says Tepco report a whitewash — “I feel they are liars… I have nothing but doubts about this report” (AUDIO & VIDEO)

Published: June 27th, 2012 at 2:20 am ET
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TEPCO denies Fukushima cover up
ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
June 27, 2012

Japanese power company TEPCO has been accused of lying and incompetence in the handling of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In a 350-page report the company denies ever hiding information, blames the government for confusion and delays, and rejects suggestions it ever downplayed the seriousness of the meltdowns.

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Shareholders have turned out in record numbers to a meeting of TEPCO, with protesters expressing anger and frustration with the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Anger against the company has intensified, after it released an in-house report into the disaster, in which it denies ever hiding information and blames the Japanese Government for confusion and delays.

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Tamotsu Baba, the mayor of Namie, has told the ABC’s AM that claim is a lie.

“TEPCO’s report says that on the 13th of March their employees visited our offices to explain the situation,” he said.

“We were never visited by anyone from TEPCO. Nor was the situation explained to us.

“I feel they are liars. TEPCO’s report makes me angry.”

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Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba, believes TEPCO’s report is a whitewash.

“I feel the report is about protecting the company,” he said.

“They are trying to exonerate themselves. I have nothing but doubts about this report.”

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Published: June 27th, 2012 at 2:20 am ET
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3 comments to Anger Intensifying: Mayor says Tepco report a whitewash — “I feel they are liars… I have nothing but doubts about this report” (AUDIO & VIDEO)

  • kintaman kintaman

    Get out your pitchforks and torches Japan. Take it to the streets. Mass strike for all Japan. It is the only way.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    It's great to see people waking up and starting to speak their minds about the nuclear cabal.
    On the other hand, many mayors probably arranged themselves quite nicely with them during the past decades…..


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  • weeman

    You had them all in the one place, you should have descended on site of meeting by the thousands and refused to let them leave, you missed a perfect opportunity to get all the press you ever needed.
    You better start looking outside the box, as your voice is not being heard, people of Japan you are no longer a Fudal society, stand up and stop being sheep, time to become a Lion that roared.
    it is not only you but all of us, take the lead and show us what you are made off, I implore you please.
    Major change takes sacrifice and many my perish, if you do nothing you are still going to perish, you have nothing to loose.


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