Monday, 21 March 2011

Japan nuclear watchdog: unaware of inspection lapses at plant

Japan's nuclear safety watchdog is unaware of any safety-inspection lapses at the country's quake-stricken nuclear power complex, a senior official said on Monday.

Hideohiko Nishiyama, deputy director general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, had been asked to comment on a media report that plant operator Tokyo Electric Power had falsified inspection records of some electrical equipment before the March 11 quake and tsunami wrecked the complex.

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