Oct. 4, 2013

Japan’s atomic watchdog summoned the boss of Fukushima operator TEPCO on Friday for a public dressing-down over sloppy standards at the crippled nuclear plant, as yet another problem with radiation-polluted water emerged.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) called in Tokyo Electric Power Co president Naomi Hirose and other executives over “the inappropriate management of contaminated water”.

“The problems have been caused by a lack of basic checks,” NRA secretary general Katsuhiko Ikeda told Hirose.

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