Opinion on nuclear power plant safety has been one of the causes of the accident at the Fukushima

The belief that the Japanese nuclear power plants are safe, was one of the reasons that the plant operator, "Fukushima-1", the company Thurso, and authorities were not a real threat of the accident at the plant, according to a final report prepared by the government commission, released on Monday and handed to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Naudet country.

In March of last year because of the tsunami, the height of which was three times higher than expected, down came the cooling system at the plant "Fukushima-1". The accident was the largest in 25 years after the Chernobyl accident. There have been numerous leaks of radiation into the atmosphere and sea water. From the area within 20 kilometers of the plant were evacuated 140,000 people. Most of them are still living in temporary housing. A number of areas of high levels of contamination are expected to be declared unfit for habitation. Complete elimination of the accident, including the dismantling of the reactors, will take about 40 years.

"The belief that a serious accident can not happen, has meant that the danger was not perceived as a real threat," — said in a report.

The Commission also concluded that the analysis of the situation by the operator of nuclear power plants did not meet the tierce often the reality. In particular, the Commission believes that Petersen "not to provide training and training that would be useful in a really serious accident," as a result of the company and its staff "had the knowledge, but they were unable to use them."

Active intervention by the country's leadership and personal involvement of former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in the process of liquidation of the accident aggravated the situation and often become a hindrance to address current issues. Considered unsatisfactory work of the State Commission for Nuclear Safety (NSC) in the matter of public safety: it blamed them for lack of responsibility.

The Commission confirmed that if a warning system on Radiation Safety worked the way it was intended, and the public was notified about the geography of radiation exposure, the degree of exposure of the population could be reduced to a minimum.

The Commission was set up in June last year, at the end of December, she prepared an interim report. All for the final results of the investigation were interviewed 772 people over 1479 hours. Despite this, the Commission believes that it is to make absolutely clear the causes and consequences of the accident was not possible, it is necessary to continue the investigation.

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