NYTimes: Devastating gov’t failure — Entire communities exposed to harmful radiation

Published: December 26th, 2011 at 10:46 am ET
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Report Condemns Japan’s Response to Nuclear Accident, New York Times, Dec. 26, 2011:

[...] And devastatingly, the government failed to make use of radiation data to predict the movements of the radioactive plumes released from the plant to warn local towns and direct evacuations, the report [by a government-appointed investigative panel] said. The failure helped expose entire communities to harmful radiation, the report said.

“Authorities failed to think of the disaster response from the perspective of victims,” [the panel’s chairman, Yotaro Hatamura, a professor emeritus in engineering at the University of Tokyo] said. [...]

Published: December 26th, 2011 at 10:46 am ET
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