New 3/11 Footage of Tepco: Can we borrow some cash? We’d really appreciate it — No money to buy batteries to power Fukushima equipment (VIDEO)

Published: October 6th, 2012 at 2:22 pm ET
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Follow-up to: Asahi: Tepco didn't have enough cash to buy essential supplies as Fukushima reactors melted down

Newly released footage from Fukushima Daiichi recorded March 13, 2011 with transcribed translation by EXSKF:

This is Materials Group, sorry to interrupt. We are going out to buy batteries and other things. But, uh.., we’re short on cash. For those of you who have cash with you here, we would really appreciate if you could lend it to us. We’re sorry [and embarrassed] but if you have cash, could you let us borrow it? Thank you in advance.

[After this announcement, a senior executive is heard muttering] “No money? That is miserable. We have to do something…”

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Published: October 6th, 2012 at 2:22 pm ET
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