Industry minister takes TEPCO to task for withholding teleconference videos
Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Industry minister Yukio Edano took Tokyo Electric Power Co. to task for its refusal to hand over videos of teleconferences by senior utility officials during the early days of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, saying, "They must be out of their minds if they won't disclose the records."
Edano made the comment during an exclusive interview with The Asahi Shimbun on June 29.
Earlier that day, a group of TEPCO shareholders filed a request with the Tokyo District Court to oblige the utility to preserve the footage and not erase content.
"From the outset, I have always called (on TEPCO) to disclose (the videos)," Edano said. "I don't understand why they won't do so."