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Japan gov’t reveals ‘unlucky combination’ of rain and wind washed down radioactive debris over wide area around meltdowns — Radiation had been expected to go over Pacific

Published: September 9th, 2011 at 9:58 am ET
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Japan Misstated Radiation, Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2011:

The Japanese government initially underestimated radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, in part because of untimely rain, and so exposed people unnecessarily, a report released this week by a government research institute says.

Adding to earlier evidence of initial government missteps, the report by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency says an unlucky combination of heavy rains and shifting winds meant that much of the airborne radioactive debris washed down over a broad area around the crippled plant. Before the changing weather, the radiation had been expected to drift over the Pacific Ocean [...]

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