...the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency waited several hours to inform the media about it, after reporting it to local governments in the early hours of Wednesday...
The alarm was the first sign of trouble since the government decided to restart the units 3 and 4 Saturday. Disclosure of Tuesday’s incident came at a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday—about 13 hours after the warning occurred, Fuji TV reported.
Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency director Yasushi Morishita apologized at the news conference, saying his lapse in judgment caused the delay. He was quoted as saying that officials didn’t think the alarm merited a news conference, Fuji reported.
The agency held a second news conference later Wednesday, at about 4 p.m., and offered its assurances that future disclosures would be made in a more timely manner, Fuji reported.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, still the one and only regulatory agency for the nuclear power plants in Japan, disclosed it during the press conference in Ooi-cho on June 24. Plant operator KEPCO says that happens all the time, nothing to worry about.
And the famous last word, "It won't have any effect", on the restart...
JLR wrote:What the media failed to report is the alarm was this one.
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