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L'errore umano a Fukushima 05.07.12

La commissione d'indagine indipendente sull'incidente alla centrale di Fukushima è arrivata alla conclusione che la causa del disastro non è stata solo naturale.

The panel concluded, "The crisis management system of the prime minister's office and the regulatory authorities did not function."

The NAIIC also criticized TEPCO, operator of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, saying the utility has "organizational problems."

"It cannot be denied that TEPCO could have dealt with the accident more effectively if it had been prepared to issue concrete instructions to the workers," the report said.

The committee also rejected the assertion of Naoto Kan, who was prime minister when the accident started in March last year, and other politicians that TEPCO planned to withdraw "all of the workers" from the Fukushima plant.

TEPCO insisted that it wanted to withdraw "some of the workers."

The NAIIC's report said: "The prime minister's office misunderstood. We were not able to recognize the assertion that Kan prevented a 'total withdrawal'."