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Japan Underestimated Tsunami Hazard

June 1, 2011

Japan underestimated the risk of tsunamis and needs to closely monitor public and workers’ health after the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a team of international safety inspectors said in a preliminary review of the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. “We had a playbook, but it didn’t work,” said Tatsujiro Suzuki, a nuclear expert and vice chairman of Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission.

Read the article in The New York Times

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