Former TEPCO exec denies delaying anti-tsunami steps before nuclear crisis – Japan Today
“I had no intention to buy time and I’m offended by the claim that I put off taking measures,” said Muto, who is charged with professional negligence resulting in deaths and injuries in connection with one of the world’s worst nuclear crises.
Along with Muto, another former vice president Ichiro Takekuro, 72, and former chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 78, were also indicted in 2016 for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the disaster.
The indictment of the three was mandated in 2015 by an independent panel of citizens after prosecutors decided against laying charges.
Of course, he will deny knowledge of stone markers set up all over the coast of Japan, marking the high water point of previous tsunamis.
And he will also deny the fact that TEPCO removed a mountain to build the nuclear plants really close to the ocean at about the same level as the ocean, in order to save money on pumping water costs.