Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Was Man-Made, Report Finds

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT) -- The Fukushima nuclear accident was a man-made disaster caused by negligence and collusion among Japanese government officials and plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co., according to a long-awaited parliamentary report released Thursday.

The 641-page report by the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission followed an independent, six-month probe given unprecedented subpoena powers by the Japanese legislature. It described a cozy relationship between energy regulators and Tepco before the disaster, when the Fukushima plant suffered multiple full meltdowns and equipment failures in the wake of a massive...
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