II-The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster The year following the triple disaster of Fukushima was

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II-The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster The year following the triple disaster of Fukushima was a year of self-assessment, self-criticism and adjustment. It is a model of governance that has been highly criticized in Japan. Of course, to avoid panic, the Government had decided not to warn people of the risks they could incur, when it became probable, a few days after the disaster, that the heart of the reactors had melted. But the government itself was misinformed, and oversight agencies that it depended on in this area did not have the first-hand information or the expertise that they should have had. Of all the actors who were involved in the management of the nuclear crisis, the government was probably the least at fault. All of…show more content…
The government had chosen to minimize the crisis even though the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (as known as NISA) had hypothesized, on March 11th in the evening, the melting of the heart of the second reactor of the plant. Certainly, the government was anxious to avoid widespread panic and allowed the evacuation of people he supposed to be the most vulnerable because closer to the center, but in doing so, it showed how much the government was misinformed or ill advised. Various reports have been written immediately after March 11, 2011 in a willingness to learn from the disaster. The first was made by TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) itself, which has set up two committees, one composed solely of members of its own staff, the other also including external experts. This second commission stresses the responsibility of the Prime Minister in the course of the crisis. In particular, it believes that its helicopter ride above the site has delayed the opening of the vent valve of reactor No. 1, which then produced an explosion (The Japan Times, 2011). Subsequently, an independent committee convened by the Rebuild Japan Initiative foundation, founded by former journalist Yoichi Funabashi (2012), published a technical report. However, substantive thinking was first conducted in 2012. A committee established by the Diet (NAIIC, 2012), but nevertheless independent, submitted its report to
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