Tepco released video of emergency TV meeting “99.3% cut off, 1665 beep sounds, 29 image concealment”
Tepco released the video of emergency TV meeting held on 3/11 ~ 15/2011, but it was full of concealment as expected.
These were recorded at Tepco’s head office and Fukushima Daini, the full length is 150 hours, but the part recorded in Fukushima Daini doesn’t have audio data.
Tepco edited it to make it only 1 hour, the video of 149 hours was cut off. (99.3%) They also added beep sounds 1665 times and concealed the image 29 times. It’s to protect their privacy supposedly.
Ex-prime minister Kan visited Tepco’s head office to denounce their offer of complete pullback at 5:35 AM of 3/15/2011, but their hard disk capacity luckily became full from 0:00 AM 3/15/2011 to 3:30 AM 3/16/2011, they didn’t recorded it at their head office supposedly. They therefore released the video recorded at Fukushima Daini, but it doesn’t have the audio data.
↓ The man standing in the middle is Kan.
On the video of when reactor3 exploded on 3/14/2011 , Tepco staff at head office asked Fukushima Chief Yoshida “It was just like the explosion of reactor1, wasn’t it ?” When Yoshida answered “Well, the reactor building was…”, the audio was cut off and the comment of Yoshida to say “We can’t figure it out from this Seismic isolation building, but we felt lateral and vertical vibration with no aftershock unlike earthquake. I think it was the explosion like reactor1 maybe.” followed. (1:38~)
It also caught the Tepco executive talking “What ? It’s more terrible than reactor1.” (2:55 ~)
↓ When reactor3 exploded on 3/14/2011.
On the video of 8 hours after reactor3 exploded, Komori executive director of Tepco is stating, “At 18:22, fuel assemblies got out of coolant water, probably 20:22 meltdown happened, 22:22 RPV was damaged.” It is presumed that they were talking about reactor3. It means they were already aware of on-going meltdown.(1:15~) (cf. The moment when Edano lied to the people)
↓ About 8 hours after reactor3 exploded.
These videos were released to media for the beginning, and they were forced to agree to Tepco’s condition.
1) No recording. (Image and audio)
2) No reporting of the names of Tepco employees except for managing executives.
3) In case they violate the rules, they can no longer attend Tepco’s press conference or watch the videos.
Yomiuri newspaper reported,
Katsumata, Tepco’s chiar man talked to Mutoh, Vice president on the phone
” (The possibility of reactor3’s hydrogen explosion is warned but) if I’m asked about that in the next press conference, I would deny it. It can’t happen. I dare not to cause people to panic.” [Link]
However, this conversation is not recorded in any of those videos released by Tepco. There is possibility that more videos were shown to media but some of them were concealed to us again.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.