Former Kan Aide Shows TEPCO Lying To The Government

A former government aide has come out to the media to talk about the high stakes and confusion going on in the Prime Minister’s office.

“He’s accused the operator of the nuclear plant, TEPCO, of trying to play down the disaster. And he says the Japanese government knew right from the start that areas around the plant would be uninhabitable for 10 or even 20 years.” 

TEPCO wanted to make the disaster look small, so it didn’t properly convey the truth to the government.

First of all, TEPCO didn’t convey accurate information about the accident. TEPCO’s headquarters even wanted to evacuate the nuclear plant, but the chief of the facility vowed not to leave. So prime minister Kan was outraged because he wasn’t getting proper information or the truth.

Why the government wasn’t acting in a bolder fashion, he offered this.

“The cabinet knew right after the disaster that some people would not be able to live in their communities for 10 or 20 years. The Government should have conveyed the truth to the evacuees, but it felt scared. It feared telling the truth to the people.”

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