Video conferences from March 12 and 13, 2011 — Television Asahi

This video shows conferences from March 12 and 13, 2011, between former plant manager Masao Yoshida at Fukushima Daiichi, the TEPCO main office, the Fukushima off-site center, Fukushima Daini and the Kashiwazaki Kariwa plant. Tokyo Electric released this footage on Friday, May 10, 2012, over a year after the nuclear meltdowns. They released only six hours of 49 hours of recordings on March 12 and 13. These conversations between TEPCO executives and Fukushima Daiichi operators show the level of panic, miscommunication, fear and desperation expressed by those trying to manage the quickly escalating situation.

Watch video – Click the CC icon for English subtitles.

For related posts that include March 2011 transcripts, see 19/19/14 and 10/1/14.


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