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Fukushima operator must learn from mistakes, new adviser says via Reuters

* Adviser had “frank” discussions with management

* Says Tepco can look to other Japanese companies for examples

* Describes sight of wrecked Fukushima plant as “devastating”

By Aaron Sheldrick

TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co must adopt measures used in other Japanese industries to reform after acknowledging that it failed to anticipate and tackle the Fukushima disaster, the utility’s newly installed outside adviser said on Saturday.

Tokyo Electric, also known as Tepco, acknowledged for the first time on Friday that it failed in its response to the radiation crisis in March 2011 when three reactors melted down at its Fukushima Daiichi plant after it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami.

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