December 26, 2011, Tokyo, Japan - A column of black smoke rises from the damaged No. 4 reactor building at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okumamamchi, Fukushima prefecture, some 210km northeast of Tokyo, on March 21, 2011, in this file photo released by the plant operator. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crippled plant, and its regulators were so unprepared for a major nuclear emergency that they lacked even the basic safety measures to respond to a disaster of the scale that hit the power plant in the wake of the March 11 tsunami, an independent committee probing the nuclear crisis stated Monday, December 26, 2011, in the interim report of its findings following about six months of investigation. The committee of 10 independent experts, commissioned by the government, also cited insufficient information gathering and poor communication among those in the government, the regulators and at the company as major factors that worsened the situation. (Photo by TEPCO/AFLO) [0006] -mis-

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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster
December 26, 2011, Tokyo, Japan - A column of black smoke rises from the damaged No. 4 reactor building at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okumamamchi, Fukushima prefecture, some 210km northeast of Tokyo, on March 21, 2011, in this file photo released by the plant operator. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crippled plant, and its regulators were so unprepared for a major nuclear emergency that they lacked even the basic safety measures to respond to a disaster of the scale that hit the power plant in the wake of the March 11 tsunami, an independent committee probing the nuclear crisis stated Monday, December 26, 2011, in the interim report of its findings following about six months of investigation. The committee of 10 independent experts, commissioned by the government, also cited insufficient information gathering and poor communication among those in the government, the regulators and at the company as major factors that worsened the situation. (Photo by TEPCO/AFLO) [0006] -mis-

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