Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fukushima reactor meltdown was a man-made disaster, says official report

"Last year's accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was a manmade disaster caused by poor regulation and collusion between the government, the operator and the industry's watchdog, a report has said.
In a highly critical assessment published on Thursday, a Japanese parliamentary panel challenged claims by the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), that the triple meltdown at the plant in north-east Japan had been caused solely by a 14-metre tsunami on 11 March last year. The panel said the magnitude-9 earthquake that preceded the waves could not be ruled out as a cause of the accident."

Source: the guardian
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/05/fukushima-meltdown-manmade-disaster