The accident is the latest in a spate of leaks and other problems caused by human error that have added to public criticism of TEPCO’s handling of the crisis
Nuclear power best option for a resource-poor nation like Japan, says Lady Barbara Judge, who chaired the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority from 2004 to 2010.
Shortage expected to hinder decommissioning
But two fuel storage pools remain without
Will remain safe for at least four days without fresh cooling water
But there was no attempt at a cover-up, independent panel says
Says it feared consequences of new safety measures.
Launches new Nuclear Regulation Authority to oversee industry.
Struggling company built solar, wind power plants before tsunami.
The country will announce 20-year energy policy plan in two weeks.