NISA and METI assumed early SPEEDI reports useless – Early data erased after the accident

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Japanese news reports have now reported that immediately after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster last March, the Japanese government used the SPEEDI assessment system, which tracked the displacement of radionuclides from the crippled reactors, and subsequently erased the images without storing any backups.

According to the Disaster Prevention and Countermeasures Headquarters, the e-mail that was sent from the Nuclear Safety Technology Center was unable to transmit all of the data, and even the data that was transmitted “was not understood”.

After the initial problems with e-mail, more transmissions were attempted by fax on March 13th, however NISA and METI assumed that they were useless and could not be based realistic emission data.  The two government agencies did not share the data with residents or local government officials at the time.

Fukushima SPEEDI Data

Last Updated March 21, 2012


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  1. This is just the tip of the coverup iceberg!

    That is why few outside the Industry believe that the Quake was not the cause of the Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster in Fukushima!

    TEPCO had too much time and the motivation to fiddle with the initial data in order to “push” the idea that it was the Tsunami and not the Quake that began the triple meltdowns…

  2. This is yet another “TIP” of the iceberg story which seems so simple yet it points to TEPCO’s governmental regulators “shredding” data that could easily discount TEPCO’s CLAIM that the Tsunami was the real cause of their TRIPLE MELTDOWN, which is still polluting northern Japan and the Earth with radioactivity!

    So far we have scene video with no sound, pages with redacted materials, phone logs that are suspect because some of the names are not given and even emails that are in different languages or hinting of problems which others decide not to discuss because they are sensitive…

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