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A governmental investigative panel on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has pointed out that the absence of preparatory steps for tsunami and severe accidents on the part of TEPCO was one of the main reasons for the disaster.

But Masao Yoshida, chief of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant at the time of the nuclear accident, stressed in subsequent testimony that he could not predict such a huge earthquake and tsunami. Despite this, he acknowledged that he was overconfident in measures against a severe accident and did not properly grasp the conditions of emergency facilities.
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Fukushima plant chief Yoshida admits lack of contingency plan (Mainichi Newspaper)

Testimony shows confusion at Fukushima plant, chief’s anger (Mainichi Newspaper)


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