Fri, Aug 12, 2011 - Page 9 News List

Japan ignored own radiation forecasts

Nobody told people at an evacuation center in the town of Namie that they were in the path of a radioactive plume, as the country’s nuclear safety agency overlooked reports from its forecast center

By Eric Talmadge and Mari Yamaguchi  /  AP, TOKYO and NAMIE, JAPAN

The Fukushima health office said it was looking into ways to speed up the process.

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