It looks like the Japanese utility company, TEPCO, is starting to tell the truth. That is some very good news. And the first truth they are telling? "We have been lying." By omission to be sure. Still a lie.
TEPCO's Fukushima office acknowledged Saturday that it had known earlier that the radiation in the underground level of the turbine building of one of the reactors was extremely high, but had not made the information available to pertinent parties.Under the circumstances I believe it is wise to adopt the motto: "It is probably worse than we thought and certainly it is much worse than we are being told."
Edano criticized the utility's handling of the data, saying unless it reports necessary information to authorities in a timely manner, "the government will not be able to give appropriate instructions and (TEPCO) will make workers, and eventually the public, distrustful" of the firm.