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Monday, March 19, 2012

Japan minister links NISA to Fukushima Daiichi incident

Japan minister links NISA to Fukushima Daiichi incident
Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency could have played a role in the Fukushima Daiichi incident by dismissing the need to adopt global emergency-response standards for nuclear plants, said Japanese Trade Minister Yukio Edano. In 2006, NISA said Japan's disaster-prevention measures were adequate and urged the country's Nuclear Safety Commission to stop its consideration of worldwide standards. "In considering what led to the disaster, there were several key factors ... and it is quite possible that this issue may have directly contributed," Edano said. Reuters

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