A panel of experts said the accident at the nuclear plantFukushima in March 2011 could have been prevented, and that the response of government and TEPCO power to the crisis was full of human error .
Although triggered because of the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 , "the accident in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant can not be viewed as a natural disaster. was a manmade disaster that could have been foreseen and prevented " , says the introduction of Report.
In a document of 641 pages, the commission of ten experts created in December to instances of the Parliament of Japan criticizes with hardness the initial response from office of then Prime Ministerto disaster.
Apart from the natural disaster, the panel says in the Fukushima disaster and human error involved numerous public authorities did not exercise its supervisory role , which was undertaken in a manner detrimental to the very power TEPCO, operator of the plant.
Furthermore, although TEPCO said the plant was prepared for earthquakes and the reactors were not damaged by the earthquake, but by the subsequent tsunami, the report notes that can not be ruled out that the reactor 1 itself is damaged by the earthquake.
EXPERT NOTE THAT THERE WAS ADEQUATE PROTECTION
The report was prepared by ten intellectuals and private sector experts, who have interviewed 1,167 people to clarify the causes of the nuclear crisis.
Among those interviewed were former Prime Minister Naoto Kan , who resigned precisely because of the criticism of his handling of the crisis and TEPCO president Tsunehisa Katsumata fee.
Experts say that the Fukushima nuclear accident , which will be "recorded history", surprised the Japanese nuclear power plants without adequate protective measures, and remember that the crisis "not over" .
About 80,000 people are evacuated in a radius of 20 kilometersaround the battered central Daiichi because of radioactivity, while inside the facility thousands of operatives working to prevent leaks and remove the nuclear fuel.
It is estimated that the delicate operation to remove the damaged reactor fuel and dismantling can take about four decades.