Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which operates the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, says it will make public all information on radiation levels or amounts of leaked contaminated water in and around the No. 1 reactor.
TEPCO officials told a news conference in Tokyo on Monday that all the related data and measurements currently being collated will be made public for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami hit in March 2011, Fuji TV reported.
The move comes after the utility was heavily criticized last month for not disclosing that radioactive rainwater was leaking into the ocean through a gutter from the rooftop of the reactor building. Members of the surrounding area's fishing and agricultural industries expressed outrage toward TEPCO.
Although TEPCO engineers have been measuring radiation levels and quantities of radioactive water that have been leaking from the No. 2 reactor into the ocean since April of 2014, any information regarding the data and or the actual situation at the reactors has been kept largely secret from the media and the public.
TEPCO said data will be made available on its homepage as soon as it is compiled, and data from third party organizations will also soon be posted as well.© Japan Today