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Tokyo Electric Power Co. accepted the responsibility of causing the crippled nuclear disaster in 2011 in it report published on March 29th 2013. It admitted that it was not adequately prepared to deal with the massive earthquake and tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in March 2011.

In the June 2012 report, TEPCO still argued that the tsunami was mostly to blame for the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Plant accident.

After the company’s reluctance to come to terms with its responsibility triggered public outcry, it launched an internal reform task force, led by TEPCO President Naomi Hirose, to reinvestigate the crisis. The task force was overseen by a five-member committee of outside experts, including former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief Dale Klein.

 Media Reports

Japanese utility takes blame for nuclear crisis (Mainichi Newspaper) 

Materials from TEPCO Nuclear Power Reformation Special Taskforce (Japanese only)


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