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'Fukushima tragedy could have been avoided' - Reports

Source(s):  Epoch Times, the

According to two reports that came this week, the Fukushima nuclear accident was to a large extent preventable, despite the complex situation with cascading disasters, reveals Aron Lamm in his article for The Epoch Times. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists points at the "twisted myth" of believing in the "absolute safety" of the nuclear power industry in Japan that led the Japanese government, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), and other relevant actors to be "thoroughly unprepared on almost every level." And the Carnegie Endowment blames a lack of independence from both the government agencies responsible for promoting nuclear power and also from the industry, saying that the plant would have withstood the tsunami, had it been upgraded and followed international best practices and standards.

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  • Publication date 09 Mar 2012

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