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<The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP: The World Ponders>
- Q1The accident at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reached Level 7. Why wasn't the damage minimised?
- Q2What do you think about responses to the accident by TEPCO, NSC, NISA, and the government?
- Q3Did the government and TEPCO correctly release information on evacuation orders and spread of radioactive substances?
- Q4What challenges does decommissioning bring?
- Q5When a plant is decommissioned, what other problems are caused by the disposal of highly radioactive waste?
- Q6What should the world do to avoid serious nuclear disasters in future?
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Q1 The accident at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reached Level 7. Why wasn't the damage minimised?
The responses and handlings by TEPCO and the government. They should have sought for directions from Russia, the United States and Swiss, which have more experiences, and asked for support from them quickly.
It is unbelievable, but there wasn't a concrete manual assuming an accident, chain of command system nor expert.
Because they hadn't assume a giant tsunami, they didn't have any training to handle the emergency.
The arrogance of bureaucrats, TEPCO and top-level researchers of academic society, in other words, their consistent belief without reconfirmation on what they were doing had been completely safe. There should have been more than one opportunity to review the safety myth.
I suppose there was the tendency of arrogance to neglect the serious control of the accident.
They only took precautions based on the idea that a serious accident wouldn't occur.