Here, young Luke. See if you can solve this head-scratcher while I desperately pour sea water and boron on the cooling rods.
In 1975, an employee of General Electric (who designed the Fukushima plant) resigns over serious reservations over the safety of five of the six reactors.
17 years later, in 2002 Tokyo Electric are caught injecting air into the containment chamber of reactor #1 in order to artificially lower its leak rate. They are caught red-handed by General Electric, who complain to the Japanese government that TEPCO is falsifying its safety data.
TEPCO publicly apologise, blaming the “Misconduct” on a handful of employees whose overconfidence led to “A culture of inadequate safety.”
If Wikileaks release cables from as recently as 2009, in which the international community is trying to warn the Japanese government that the plant is not sufficiently safeguarded in the event of a large earthquake, who is in deeper shit?
- General Electric
- The Japanese Government
- The people of Fukushima prefecture