UPDATE: Government panel blasts lack of 'safety culture' in nuclear accident

July 23, 2012

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

The government panel looking into last year's accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant pointed to a lack of a "safety culture" at both Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the central government.

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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, left, accompanied by Yotaro Hatamura, chief of the government investigation committee on the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, speaks after receiving the final report of the committee on July 23. (Kazuhiro Nagashima)

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, left, accompanied by Yotaro Hatamura, chief of the government investigation committee on the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, speaks after receiving the final report of the committee on July 23. (Kazuhiro Nagashima)

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  • Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, left, accompanied by Yotaro Hatamura, chief of the government investigation committee on the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, speaks after receiving the final report of the committee on July 23. (Kazuhiro Nagashima)
  • The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 24, 2011 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

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