Japanese Magazine: Tepco workers ordered to make Fukushima look less severe than Chernobyl

Published: June 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 am ET
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An article from this week’s Shukan Asahi translated by Fukushima Diary

[Via] Tepco engineer [...]

“One month after 311, when he was talking to his coworker, he heard they were ordered by the company to downplay the Fukushima accident to make it look less severe than Chernobyl.

It has never happened in the world that multiple reactors exploded. I thought that was a problem to downplay the influence. Probably they did not disclose information for the same reason.”

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Is directed as “Show me the scale smaller than the Chernobyl accident” TEPCO employees
Weekly Asahi
June 8, 2012 Issue

Is directed as “Show me the scale smaller than the Chernobyl accident” TEPCO employees

Since last year’s nuclear accident, Shukan Asahi has been asked to disclose information over repeatedly criticized the attitude of the Tokyo Electric Power Company, to dole out information, which adopted the opinions of third parties outside the company. The growing number of employees that you agree to the wishes such TEPCO.

<Also a new heat source that you are re-criticality is not a unreasonable assumption never>

Seems to be one of them employees of TEPCO technology system to an e-mail that spelled danger of Unit 2, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant etc.. As an event when the accident about one month, was talking with colleagues,

<Heard of the accident is that there is a real indication of the “show smaller scale than Chernobyl as”, regardless, I was surprised>

<In case there is no idea in an accident that worldwide more than one nuclear reactor explosion of “small” is, the house with my colleagues, I felt strong and is not a problem either. From this point of view also, Why did not the initial accident is thorough disclosure of information>

Published: June 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 am ET
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