via The Guardian / December 14, 2012 /

The operator of a Japanese nuclear power plant that blew up after a tsunami last year has admitted its lack of a safety culture and bad habits were behind the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, its most forthright admission yet of culpability.

The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), said it accepted the findings of a parliamentary inquiry into the Fukushima nuclear disaster that accused the company of “collusion” with industry regulators.

An earthquake on 11 March last year generated a tsunami that smashed into the nuclear plant on Japan’s north-east coast and triggered equipment failures that led to meltdowns and the spewing of large amounts of radiation into the air and sea.

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  1. Even with this admission there is still little transparency with TEPCO and the Japanese government. Is is likely under the new party rule that things will become more transparent?

  2. They will never become transparent because they and all companies that get involved with them over ride safety for the dollars starting from the selected site location through to keep running aging plants close as they can before blowing up with little or no margin. The way Japan is going they will make it a triple play. The worse is yet to come as the babies grow up to adults and have their children and see them deformed and have medical problems costing many dollars for care through their life time without being able to work. Good luck Japan, I hope you can be compassionate to the victims.

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