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» IAEA blames TEPCO’s lack of preparedness in its report on Fukushima

The International Atomic Energy Agency criticized Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) and Japanese regulatory authorities for their failure to prevent the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster despite knowing the risk of large tsunami hitting the facility.

TEPCO failed to carefully consider the risks of an earthquake and tsunami in advance, the International Atomic Energy Agency states in its latest report.

The IAEA will hold a meeting in June on the report, which was compiled by about 180 experts from 42 countries. It is then expected to formally present the document to its members at its plenary session in September.

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IAEA report on Fukushima slams lack of tsunami preparedness despite awareness of threat (The Japan Times/KYODO)

IAEA blames TEPCO’s poor preparations for Fukushima disaster (The Asahi Shimbun AJW)

 


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