July 5, 2012
The report incriminates the power plant operator, the Japanese government and the regulators.
By ANTHONY BOND | MAIL ONLINE | JULY 5, 2012
‘They effectively betrayed the nation’s right to be safe from nuclear accidents’ says report. The findings call for further investigation into the impact of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake on the reactors at Fukushima.
The nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan last year was a ‘man-made disaster’ and not completely caused by the devastating tsunami, a new report has said.
The Japanese parliamentary panel today submitted its final report on the catastrophe. The probe is the third of its kind in Japan since the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a generation.
In a damning report, the Diet’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission said:
‘The TEPCO Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident was the result of collusion between the government, the regulators and TEPCO, and the lack of governance by said parties.’
‘They effectively betrayed the nation’s right to be safe from nuclear accidents. Therefore, we conclude that the accident was clearly ‘man-made’.
‘We believe that the root causes were the organisational and regulatory systems that supported faulty rationales for decisions and actions, rather than issues relating to the competency of any specific individual.’
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