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TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear leak is a disaster unexpected

12-03-2011 11:39 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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The tsunami that struck Fukushima nuclear plant in March was far larger than what the facility was equipped to handle, the operator of the plant said Friday in its first official assessment of the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years.

The operator, Tokyo Electric Power, also known as Tepco, presented an interim assessment report detailing what happened at the plant and steps taken to cope with the disaster.

The report says the tsunami that hit Daiichi exceeded 15 metres in some areas, overcoming the 10 metre sea walls.

The precautionary measures Tepco has been preparing did not suffice and radiation was allowed to leak out as a result. Tepco deeply appologised for the grave accident in its initial assessment.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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