Chubu Electric Contractor Tampers Power Leakage Test Data


Nagoya, Oct. 24 (Jiji Press)--An association of electrical engineering companies in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, said Wednesday that inspectors belonging to the group have manipulated power leakage survey data for condominiums in the service areas of Chubu Electric Power Co. <9502>.

Data manipulation may have taken place at a total of around 1,410 condominium and apartment buildings, the group said, noting that all six inspectors were involved in the misconduct.

There are no risks of electric shocks or fires resulting from power leakage at the buildings, it said. The association is continuing its investigation into the malpractice, in cooperation with Chubu Electric.

The data tampering is believed to have started in 2009 or earlier, it said.

The association, based in Nagoya, the capital of the prefecture, conducts routine inspections for possible power leakage and other problems mainly at households on behalf of the power supplier serving the Chubu region including Aichi.

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