Wednesday, June 22, 2016


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.

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