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Japanese commission: Don’t blame Mother Nature for Fukushima via Grist

Japan’s Fukushima disaster was one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, rendering a large area of the country uninhabitable for the immediate future. The meltdown was triggered by last year’s earthquake and tsunami, but don’t go blaming Nature, says … Continue reading

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Commission Calls Fukushima Nuclear Crisis a Man-Made Disaster via The New York Times

TOKYO — The nuclear accident at Fukushima was a preventable disaster rooted in government-industry collusion and the worst conformist conventions of Japanese culture, a parliamentary inquiry concluded on Thursday. The report, released by the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, … Continue reading

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Naoto Kan, former Japanese Prime Minister, blames advisors for missteps during nuclear plant meltdown via Global Post

Naoto Kan, who was Japan’s prime minister during the March 2011 nuclear reactor meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant following an earthquake and tsunami, blamed his advisors for government missteps today, the Associated Press reported. Speaking to a parliamentary panel … Continue reading

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