TEPCO has admitted the meltdowns were a man-made disaster by failing to improve safety and fiddling the books to state they were done. They have now also admitted they attempted to cover up the severity of the meltdowns exposing thousand of people to excessive doses of radiation. They have wasted billions of yen trying to dismantle the damaged reactors and thousand of tons of radioactive water is leeching into the sea every week. They have failed in nearly every attempt to stop the water leeching. They have nearly a thousand tanks of highly radioactive water stored at the plant in tanks that were only designed to last five years, none of which are 'tsunami safe'. They have the yakuza controlling the contractors at the plant and scalping cash from the workers and the government. They have also refused all offers of help from international experts because they don't want the world to know what is actually going on in Fukushima. And, nobody is facing any criminal charges what-so-ever!
A pay cut is not an adequate punishment for TEPCO's President covering up the meltdown of three nuclear reactors. For committing a breach of trust of this magnitude the punishment should be most more severe. I believe that TEPCO's President should not only lose his job but should face a significant financial penalty.
The top executives at TEPCO should be held accountable for the company lying about the Fukushima meltdown in 2011. A pay cut is not adequate punishment for the company's president. He should face some be fired by the company, and face some criminal prosecution for the cover up. The meltdown was a major disaster that impacted many. The president should face a more severe punishment for his involvement in the cover up.
The report says TEPCO’s then-President Masataka Shimizu’s instruction delayed full disclosure of the plant’s status to the public, even as people who lived near the plant were forced to leave their homes, some of them possibly unable to return permanently, due to the radiation leaks from the plant. Pay cut is not adequate punishment for what he has done