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“Crisis center kept in dark on SPEEDI data” via the Japan Times

The crisis management center was not informed about SPEEDI data predicting how radioactive substances would spread from the damaged Fukushima No.1 power plant, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Friday.

Edano said the prime minister’s office received a fax containing computer projections of how radioactive materials probably dispersed in the early hours of March 12 — a day after the earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear crisis -but that this data was not passed on to Prime Minister Naoto Kan nor himself.

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