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Inept and Ill-Prepared: A Closer Look at the Fukushima Report

Jake Adelstein reports on Japanese report on Fukushima that concludes the disaster was manmade:

An independent Japanese commission that investigated last year's nuclear disaster at Fukushima released its findings on Thursday, putting the blame for the disaster squarely on the shoulders of the Japanese government and the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

The conclusion was blunt: "The direct causes of the accident were all foreseeable prior to March 11, 2011." The commission also noted, "the 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 'manmade.'"


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You mean building a reactor on the coastline in an earthquake

zone wasn't a good idea?