Japan nuclear crisis was ‘avoidable’

Ex-Fukushima governor says crisis could have been averted had power company taken steps.

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The former governor of Fukushima – a long-time critic of the nuclear industry – insists that the power company had an opportunity to implement measures that would have averted the crisis.

As frantic measures are under way to cool down the quake-stricken reactors, sentiment on Japan’s streets are heating up. In a country where nuclear power was once synonymous with development and success, vocal opposition to atomic power is gaining momentum.

Al Jazeera’s Divya Gopalan filed this story.

Source: Al Jazeera