Former Fukushima Daiichi Reactor Operator: We falsified data and rewrote daily operative reports (VIDEO)

Published: April 19th, 2012 at 2:48 pm ET


Title: Interview with Toshio Kimura
Translated by: Goldieluvmj
Date Published: Apr 13, 2012

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NARRATOR: Kimura used to operate the reactors and maintained the fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. He confessed that TEPCO has deceived the government, which regulates the nuclear power plants, in a number of ways.

KIMURA: As a part of operational management of the nuclear power plant, we used to rewrite the daily operative reports. We used to access the computer to falsify the data when things werenโ€™t going our way.

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Published: April 19th, 2012 at 2:48 pm ET


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21 comments to Former Fukushima Daiichi Reactor Operator: We falsified data and rewrote daily operative reports (VIDEO)

  • micsam
    Ann Harris equals Toshio Kimura hope more come forward and speak up about this horrible way to make electricity from nuclear power plants.

  • patb2009

    one wonders how much they falsified during the crisis early phases?

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Excellent video …very informative.

  • corruption sucks, enjoy karma

  • Anthony Anthony

    Tepco 100% deserves to have this happen to their organization. They created every step that led to here. What more could one expect as an outcome? Make no mistake, you have harmed our lives substantially through your hideous and reckless irresponsibility and lies.

    I used to hope this turns out OK even for Tepco. Now I can see there is no point in even caring.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    I would say that there is a lot of falsified data in the other Countries also.


  • CaptD CaptD

    TEPCO also "fiddled" with the 3/11/11 data to make it look like the Quake was not a reactor "killer" because that would doom the entire Industry World-Wide…

    Because TEPCO covered that up they are getting a radioactive "PASS" to pollute the Planet from the all the International Governments that are controlled by the Nuclear Industry aka the Nuclear Fascist*!

    *Nuclear Fascism

  • nedlifromvermont

    Yes that's it … ironic again. Technology rushed into existence at Einstein's behest, so the fascist Nazi regime could be stopped, has bequeathed to the allied victors a fascist, nuclear, pan-global quasi-State. But the Nazis were vanquished before the Almogordo test.

    So unlucky Japan got targeted in the original nuclear sin, even though phosphorus bombs were already setting Tokyo ablaze (nuclear bombs were not militarily indicated.) Little man Truman was out to bluster and scare the wily joe Stalin so Japan was bombed, to little effect.

    This is where it should have ended, or possibly with the Nautilus and nuclear-powered subs. But the military industrial complex (now we know what Eisenhower was talking about) wanted nuclear bombs and cheap plutonium; now all Earth stands contaminated a thousand times.

    It's high time for some of those guys in white lab coats with pocket protectors and thick glasses to man up and shout down their crazy look-alikes in the nuclear engineering departments, and get on the right side of history. Einstein died wishing he'd been a clock maker. Even Hyman Rickover admitted he'd been a pawn in a gigantic conspiracy to ruin the planet.

    Germany estimates a worst case reactor accident would result in eleven trillion Euros damages. About the size of U.S. GDP. Everyone want to spend a year with no income and no expenses, so these bone-heads can make twice the average pay package? Is this what is meant by "We bring good things…

    • What-About-The-Kids

      SPOT ON, NedliFV! Thanks for providing the insight and history lesson. How many Americans study history anymore and understand this? Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it…

      Sigh…Things that make you go…gag. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • nedlifromvermont

        Thank you W-A-T-KIDS. I've been lurking for months; mostly have lots of pent up anger, so it's good to share with you all. We are holding the heart of the planet here.

        The truth will out. (Shakespeare?)

        The truth will set us free?

        Where is the truth in nuclear power? Safe? Cheap? Necessary? Low carbon? Reliable? Reliably dangerous poison factories, more likely.

        Shut them all down, yeah. But could we start to remove some of the spent fuel rods from pools we can still get to, before they go poof? Huh? Big Nuclear? Pretty pretty please. How about it Mr. Big Nuclear Regulator NRC. If we clean our rooms and are really really polite, and take our radiation dosages without complaining. Like good little Sheeple. Pretty pretty please, Mr. GE man who brings such nice pretty things to life, like babies with no legs … babies born with brains outside their skulls. Cancer. Leukemias. Heart disease and death. Huh? Mr. Big Nuclear Daddy Warbucks criminally insane? How about it?

        • What-About-The-Kids

          I think many of us here share that pent up anger. It's good we have this forum to vent or things could get pretty ugly…LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

          Sadly, I think the only things that will "bring religion" to Big Daddy Nuclear are when 1) the plug is pulled on their river of tax-payer subsidies in a faltering economy and 2) when their own families start showing the health symptoms from radiation exposure in enough numbers so big that the truth can no longer be ignored.

          But damn them for trying to squeeze every last penny out of the next uniformed, unsuspecting (or is it "blackmailed"?) "suckers" in the poor developing nations like Vietnam who are so vulnerable to the "casket salesmen-like" (a JoyB coined phrase) ๐Ÿ™‚ sweet-talking nuclear reactor hawking of the nuke salesmen who promise to "bring good things to their lives" too!

          When will the madness end? We can only hope someday in international court, when their Day of Judgment will come. Their crime? No less than ecocide and democide, crimes against humanity and all life on this planet.

        • dharmasyd dharmasyd

          Hey nedli… & W-A-T-Kids…

          I think it helps to remember Kubler Ross' Five Stages of Grief for the dying process. I think it is the same for the extinction of the species as it is for individual death:
          "Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance."

          We have gotten past denial, so we have some working space! Best wishes.

          • What-About-The-Kids

            Thanks, Dharmasyd. Woah, that is pretty heavy. I am not ready to accept any such postulations about the extinction of our species quite yet.

            I know it can be tempting to jump on the bandwagon and simply go along with those who have the strongest voices and seemingly best arguments for whatever it is they are arguing. But for me, I like to reserve some healthy skepticism, for truly, no one here (or elsewhere for that matter) has a crystal ball and can 100% predict the future, no matter how self-assured they are and how boldly and confidently they state their case.

            So, please allow me to humbly and graciously thank you for your gesture, while simply sitting back and waiting to see how this all pans out.

            ๐Ÿ™‚ Namaste and peace be with you, my friend.

    • Auntie Nuke

      Hi Ned – Where did you get the Einstein quote and the German euro estimate? I'd love to source them and use the info. Already knew about Rickover. If you could, send to: Thanks!

    • CaptD CaptD

      I'd love to get a link to that German estimate since I've been hassled for saying that Fukushima is a " Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster"…

  • Welcome to Enenews, Ned. Your bringing up stuff we all know about yet most of us (myself included) do nothing about.

    Let me quote from the opening pages of Adbusters magazine 100 edition.

    "We awoke one morning to the dark realization that humanity is being dragged into a black hole of ecological, financial and spiritual catastrophe…that our democracy has been seized by a corporatocracy…that every day two hundred species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become forever extinct…that a deluge of advertising is sleepwalking our civilization to the brink of insanity…and that unless we fight back in the most visceral and creative way possible all will be lost."

    Mark sez God Bless and Good Luck

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Or try this thought from Michael Meacher referenced in today's majia's blog:
    >>>when an alien virus invades the human body it fights back and usually manages to surround and destroy the alien – … Earth will do everything it can to survive with us being the virus it is trying to destroy.

    Climate change is one way it is doing it. It is changing the climate – the atmosphere, temperature, ocean acidity and sea levels – all massive changes cumulatively saying to us that we cannot go on as we are. And we cannot go on as we are because we will lose the basic resources which are essential to our survival.
    …snip [and nuclear destruction as well as climate change]…
    Int: Can we reverse this situation and stop ourselves from heading towards extinction?

    MM: We can – we are an intelligent species. The question is whether there is the political leadership in countries to act on what the scientists say. It's not perfect – the description of the atmosphere and the interactions between so many parts of the climate is very complex and I don't think the science is 100 per cent there, but it's 80-90 per cent of the way there, and is being refined all the time. We certainly know plenty more than is necessary to apply the precautionary principle.<<<

    The same reasoning applies. Ref is here: "Michael Meacher MP: humans only have 200-300 years left on earth." google it. I can't find my link just now. I'll look again tomorrow & post here.

  • squodgy

    Many years ago our Company regularly dealt with staff handling engineering contracts with BNFL, and some of the anecdotes regarding leaks were very disturbing.
    In fact nobody we came across HADN'T had to have a FULL SCRUB DOWN in ISOLATION.
    Reading Kimura's admission, one wonders how tight our own installations are, in UK, and if there has been a general industry wide cover-up to enable the propagandists to falsify the viability claims.

    • CaptD CaptD

      Right On…
      The problems start then the Nuclear Industry gets to police themselves; if random "civilians" were allowed to cruise about on site, then we would have true oversight…

      The SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) is a perfect US example of the Operator saying nothing, then more, then much more and now the two are CLOSED until further notice and prevented from restarting until the NRC give their blessings…