Fukushima Disaster Could Have Been Avoided, Nuclear Plant Operator Admits


Mark Halper
SmartPlanet.com
October 15, 2012

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The utility that owns the Fukushima nuclear plant has admitted that it failed to take proper safety measures that could have prevented the meltdowns triggered by the tragic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

The tsunami knocked out emergency generators that powered the cooling system at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors, causing three of them to melt down.

In a damning internal report available on its website, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) bluntly confesses that “the problem was that preparations were not made in advance.”

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