Tepco officials left Tokyo headquarters soon after Reactor 1 exploded — Image not available to public — Claimed “their engineers remained to deal with the situation”

Published: August 6th, 2012 at 8:10 pm ET
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Title: TEPCO executives leave HQ amid crisis
Source: NHK WORLD English
Date: Aug. 6, 2012

Video footage released by Tokyo Electric Power Company shows the utility’s executives leaving the Tokyo headquarters as the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was unfolding.

[…] the image is not available to the public […]

The full-length video shows then-TEPCO president Masataka Shimizu and most other executives on the company’s taskforce leaving the office late on March 12th […] A hydrogen explosion occurred at the No.1 reactor that afternoon.

TEPCO officials say their engineers remained to deal with the situation.

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Published: August 6th, 2012 at 8:10 pm ET
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21 comments to Tepco officials left Tokyo headquarters soon after Reactor 1 exploded — Image not available to public — Claimed “their engineers remained to deal with the situation”

  • rambojim

    Brave big shots. I thought that the Japanese were honorable people.

    Like Bugs Bunny,Exit,Stage 1….

    30 years behind bars when all is said and done. I HOPE….

  • I bethca they weren't catching a bullet train to Fukushima?

  • rambojim

    Pack some clothes,empty out the bank account,grab the Mrs. and catch the next plane to Switzerland (one way) before the people let on…

  • dosdos dosdos

    No, they went to western Japan to check into private hospitals for their health. Look at the news archives from 3/11. It's all there.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    We know these top people are only interested in profits, they have places to go when the oven gets to hot.

    They run while the public deals with the problem, the health issues, and the environment.

    They should all be brought back and face what they have caused, like the people there who are trying to stop this monster.

  • dosdos dosdos

    They had to deal with the debilitating effects of stress. Those poor execs.

  • arclight arclight

    the executives were only the first to abandon ship?
    Japan's Imperial Family Moving Away From Tokyo source FD

    "..Published on Aug 6, 2012 by MissingSky101
    Things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm!
    Largest supermarket chain and Imperial family move their back up in western Japan…"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wSRokR81dM

    • Sickputer

      Well, FD always seems to get the stinkeye from skeptics doubting the rumors, but we will see what happens.

      There are young imperial grandkids and a death by radiation sickness or thyroid cancer could sink the Diet government quickly and induce mass panic.

      As it stands now about 40 million people in central Japan are much like cattle bedded down on a high mesa for the night in a thunderstorm. One sudden lightning bolt and the entire herd might rush towards the cliff edge.

      There are many possible scenarios in Japan that could spark mass hysteria and anger unlike anything ever seen in the country.

  • kintaman kintaman

    Put them and their families at Fukushima Daiichi forever to clean up manually.

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    Since the imperial family is infallible, why don't they clean up the plants by hand with their impenetrable radiation shields.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    And, if i were one of the engineers, i'd be reassessing the quality of my boss's character.

  • rambojim

    Anyone know where Japan's royal family is now living??

  • jec jec

    Could be they are thinking if all eggs in one pot..and the pot is broken…all eggs are gone. So moving a few FAMILY members to alternate locations, like the US does with President and VP in emergencies, does make sense. Continuity of Operations (or COOP) its called in computer terms when you save some backups in different locations.And sure sounds like a "good excuse"..to mention EQUAKES. Since the Japanese Royal family has lived with EQ zones for many many decades, seems to be a frail excuse, but an excuse. Now the same request to move parts of families to safer areas, to prevent total loss of a family in a disaster..when does THAT happen?