TEPCO has admitted they knew about the extremely high strontium 90 readings and the issues with their testing equipment back in July 2013 but did not make any of this information public.
The timing makes the issue even more suspect since the bid for the Olympics was being decided about the same time.
TEPCO knew of the record high 5 million bq/liter strontium 90 reading in July 2013 but decided it was “inaccurate” and chose not to disclose it. TEPCO has had a track record of declaring inconveniently high readings to be inaccurate before. They did so on an early scope inspection of unit 1’s torus room where they released the reading but insisted the meter failed.
TEPCO’s earlier explanation for the strontium 90 readings being wrong was that they didn’t know the readings were wrong and gave lower levels to the public. Now they admit they knew about the error and what the correct readings were the entire time.
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