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Japan nuclear disaster 'man-made' says report

The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster", a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.

The disaster "could and should have been foreseen and prevented" and its effects "mitigated by a more effective human response", it said.

The report catalogued serious deficiencies in both the government and plant operator Tepco's response.

The BBC's Mariko Oi reports from Tokyo.

  • 05 Jul 2012
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