Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has for the first time admitted it failed to take adequate measures to prevent the disaster at its Fukushima10+件 No. 1 nuclear plant.
The statement marks a major turnaround from TEPCO’s previous insistence that the meltdowns were the result of “unforeseeable tsunami.”
“If we had taken measures based on previous tsunami evaluations and adopted sufficient countermeasures against severe accidents, (the nuclear disaster) could have been handled,” TEPCO stated on Oct. 12.
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