Report criticizes Fukushima evacuations

  • Report criticizes Fukushima evacuations

    Then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan received the first fallout estimates 11 days after the March 12 explosion at the Fukushima complex. The estimates were based on data culled and analyzed from the government's special computerized System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information.

    The report, which will be publicly released Monday, alleges the government stonewalled the data, declining to send it to the prime minister's crisis management center, the newspaper said.

    The thinking, the Times said, was that the data were "merely a hypothetical calculation result."