|Fukushima reactor control room|
Tokyo Electric Power Company [TEPCO], which is responsible for Fukushima operations, is assuring both citizens and global officials that the situation is under control. Many are criticizing and mocking the assertions, however, pointing to several previous statements from TEPCO which were proven to be patently false.
The most recent of these - which one expert referred to as 'silly' - is a notion that contaminated water has escaped no further into the Pacific Ocean than a zone of 0.3 square kilometers from the Japanese coast. Despite this and many other egregious declarations, Authority in the island nation continues working in concert with TEPCO, often echoing press releases from the beleaguered power company.
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