TEPCO, the utility that ran Fukushima has apologized for what is in essence a cover-up in intentionally not using the term "melt-down" to describe the catastrophe.
TEPCO President Naomi Hirose issued the apology after it was revealed he instructed officials not to use the term melt-down and instead use the term "core-damage".
"I would say it was a cover-up," Hirose told a news conference. "It's extremely regrettable."
Hirose said he will take a 10 percent pay cut, and another executive will take a 30 percent cut,
for one month each to take responsibility.