[The cost of concealment] Tepco spent $400,000 on disclosing their video record of accident management meetings

Since last August, Tepco has disclosed the video record twice.

These are the record of their meeting at headquarters, offsite center, Fukushima plant held from 3/11 to 4/11/2011.

(cf, 3/13/2011, Tepco had no cash to buy batteries, went to a DIY store but it was closed. Reactor3 exploded the next day [URL])

About the first record disclosed last August, Tepco had 99.3% of the video concealed from ordinary people, added 1665 beep sounds, concealed images 29 times. [URL 2]

On the press conference of 1/23/2013, Tepco’s spokesman commented it cost $400,000 (¥36,000,000) to release the video record.

They only needed to published the recorded material, but it was not explained why it cost that much. It was not stated where the expense was from either.


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[Le prix de la censure] Tepco a dépensé $400 000 pour publier leurs enregistrements vidéo des réunions de gestion de l’accident

Depuis août dernier Tepco a divulgué deux fois des enregistrements vidéo.

Il s’agit des enregistrements de leurs réunions au siège, dans les centres déportés, dans la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima et qui se sont tenues entre le 11 mars et le 11 avril 2011. (cf. 3/13/2011, Tepco had no cash to buy batteries, went to a DIY store but it was closed. Reactor3 exploded the next day [Lien1])

A propos du premier enregistrement publié en août dernier, Tepco en a censuré 99,3 % aux gens normaux, a ajouté 1 665 bips, censuré 29 images. [Lien2]

Lors de la conférence de presse du 23 janvier 2013, le porte-parole de Tepco a dit que diffuser ces enregistrements vidéo leur avait coûté 400 000 $ (¥36 000 000).

Ils avaient seulement à publier les enregistrements, ils n’ont pas expliqué pourquoi ça coûte aussi cher. Ils n’ont pas expliqué non plus où sont allées les grosses dépenses.


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


January 2013