UN nuclear report shows Japan safety shortcomings

June 18, 2011 15:32

VIENNA - Japanese nuclear regulators failed to review and approve steps taken after 2002 to protect against tsunamis at the Fukushima plant and these proved insufficient to prevent the tidal wave disaster three months ago, a UN report showed.

A detailed assessment by experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency -- the first outside review of Japan's nuclear crisis -- suggested several shortcomings both before and after a tidal wave crippled the power station three months ago.

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