Tuesday, 28 May 2013

UN expert says Japan government, nuclear plant operator evading responsibility for disaster

TOKYO — A United Nations expert who investigated the aftermath of Japan’s 2011 nuclear power plant disaster says the government and the operator of the facility should do more to help those affected by the catastrophe.
A report by special rapporteur Anand Grover, posted on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s website, says the government’s takeover of Tokyo Electric Power Co. allowed the utility to evade full responsibility for the nuclear disaster, the worst since Chernobyl. (keep reading....

ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 27:  Oscar Duran of Washington, DC gets help getting out of a hole from his wife, Selma Duran, left, and Daron Renton, right, while Oscar's son, Adrian Duran, 4, top, looks on at Sandy Point State Park on Monday May 27, 2013 in Annapolis, MD.  Oscar's family helped cover him with sand after the hole was dug. Many people headed outdoors to enjoy Memorial Day that saw temperatures in the 70's in the region.  (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)


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