26 Dec '11, 9am

Japan probe finds nuclear disaster response failed

This handout file picture released from Tepco on Mar 22, 2011 shows workers spraying water to cool down the spent nuclear fuel in the fourth reactor building at Tepco's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. A Japanese government report has found that the response to the nuclear crisis that followed the March 11 tsunami was confused and filled with errors. -- PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / TEPCO TOKYO (AP) - Japan's response to the nuclear crisis that followed the March 11 tsunami was confused and riddled with problems, including an erroneous assumption an emergency cooling system was working and a delay in disclosing dangerous radiation leaks, a report revealed on Monday. The disturbing picture of harried and bumbling workers and government officials scrambling to respond to the problems at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was depicted in the report detailing a government inve...

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