CREATORKurokawa, Kiyoshi
TITLEFukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission Official Report
DATE ACCESSED9 October 2017

This site contains a summary and link to a detailed 88-page report from an independent commission appointed by the Japanese government. It finds that the accident at the Fukushima Diiachi nuclear power plant cannot be regarded as a natural disaster but rather as a failure that could have been predicted and prevented. It also asserts that the effects of the accident could have been diminished by a more effective human response. The commission reviewed the escalation of the accident, emergency response and spread of the damage, organizational issues in accident prevention, and the effect of the legal system. The conclusion faults the collusion between the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and regulators as the primary factor contributing to the disaster. Links to other relevant documents are available on the site.

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