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Watchdog let utilities justify omitting nuclear plant power supply safety steps via The Japan Times

A newly revealed document shows the Nuclear Safety Commission backed a claim by utilities in a 1992 report that no safety measures were needed to deal with a long-term complete power loss at nuclear plants, illustrating they minimized risk assessments … Continue reading

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NSC pair took nuke industry donations via The Japan Times Online

The head of the Nuclear Safety Commission and another member of the government panel accepted ¥7.1 million in donations from the atomic power industry before assuming their duties at the watchdog, the two said Monday. Haruki Madarame, a former University … Continue reading

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Nuke panel downplayed power loss risk via The Japan Times online

Government-commissioned experts noted in the early 1990s the possibility of fatal damage to nuclear power plants resulting from loss of all alternating-current sources for long periods, as in the case of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, but played down the … Continue reading

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