Fukushima: Top TEPCO Exec Admits Leaks ARE Out of Control update 9/13/13

TEPCO official: Leakage ‘not under control’
TEPCO official says Fukushima plant situation “out of control” […] A [Tepco] senior official […] said Friday that situation in the stricken plant was “out of control,” according to local media. The remark was made by Kazuhiko Yamashita, who holds the executive-level title of fellow, at a meeting with Japanese opposition lawmakers in the city of Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture, said Japan’s Kyodo News. His words came less than a week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured the world at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at Argentina that the situation in the damaged nuclear plant is “under control.” […]
Euronews, Sept. 13, 2013: A senior [Tepco] official […] admitted that the situation there is “not under control”. However, within hours Tepco released a statement saying the official, Kazuhiko Yamashita, meant to say something different. His comments came in response to a question at a meeting with the opposition Democratic Party. The politician asked whether the company considered the situation at the plant to be under control. “I’m sorry, but we consider the situation is not under control,” came the reply from Yamashita. In its subsequent statement, Tepco said what the official meant to say was that there were continuous problems with storage tanks, and when radioactive water leaked out it remained in front of the plant. […]