TEPCO to release more footage on Fukushima nuclear disaster
Yielding to the media and governmental pressures, the mender of ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has finally agreed on divulging more videos showing a string of immediate disaster episodes.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the company which handled the disaster operations of the plant would release interesting footage showing the spent fuel pool tragedy which hit the reactor unit 4 following the quake.
TEPCO criticized for not coming clean on the footage
The quake-led fire at the No. 4 reactor of Fukushima nuclear plant raised serious concerns worldwide as the accident released radioactivity openly into the environment.
The Tokyo based company maintained in its statement last Thursday that the company experts literally considered the first month of the disaster as an emergency period and hence would released the footage according to the company standards.
TEPCO had divulged an exclusive 150 hour coverage on the events occurred on consecutive five days following March 11.
However, the company has been severely criticized for not coming clean on the immediate crisis which the nuclear plant faced after the calamity.
Why the footage is important?
Fukushima plant meltdown was caused last year in March as the Tsunami-led earthquake resulted in the failure of the cooling systems of the nuclear reactors.
The meltdown was controlled by TEPCO officials after dousing tons of seawater into all the reactors to stop fire and further explosions.
Nuclear and environmental experts worldwide are desperately seeking the release of exclusive nuclear disaster footage. The reason being it would help them determine why TEPPCO operators had to release the lethal radioactive water into the sea post-operations.