"Last month, when the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced it would move forward with its plan to construct an "ice wall" around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's failed reactors, it seemed like a step backwards. "
"In 2012, it came to light that one such cost-cutting measure was the use of duct tape to seal leaking pipes within the plant."
"Why has a crisis that is gaining traction as the worst case of nuclear pollution in history — worse, emission-wise, than Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or Chernobyl—being smothered with internal censorship?"
They are smothered with censorship because there are billions of dollars involved, and the nuclear industry wants to hush it up as they did Chernobyl.
As for Chernobyl, we will never know the true death toll, as the USSR and the Nuclear industry worked together to cover it up and shred all the evidence. The man who wrote the final report was threatened with his life, and denounced the cover up right to his death.