UN REPORT HIGHLIGHTS JAPAN NUCLEAR FAILURES

JAPAN underestimated the risk of tsunamis and needs to closely monitor public health after the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a team of international safety inspectors said in a preliminary review of the disaster. The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency highlighted some of the well-documented weaknesses that contributed to the crisis at Fukushima when the plant, 150 miles north of Tokyo, was hit by a massive earthquake and a tsunami in quick succession on 11 March.