Mar 21, 2011
Tokyo Electric Power, known as TEPCO, which owns and operates the nuclear reactors that are melting down in Japan, has repeatedly falsified safety data.
Five years ago the company admitted that it had falsified temperature readings for coolant materials for at least two decades. That same year, four workers were killed and several others injured during a nuclear accident at another plant.
In 2002, top company officials were forced to resign after the government disclosed that the company covered up the fact that there were at least 29 cracks and other damage to the very reactors that are burning up today.
In 1999, two workers at TEPCO’s nuclear processing plant died from radiation poisoning.
TEPCO prepared the conditions for this current disaster long before the earthquake.