Japan nuclear regulator berates Fukushima operator
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's atomic watchdog summoned the boss of Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) for a public dressing-down over sloppy standards at the crippled nuclear plant, as yet another problem with contaminated water emerged.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) called in Tepco president Naomi Hirose on Friday and other executives over "the inappropriate management of contaminated water".
"The problems have been caused by a lack of basic checks," NRA secretary general Katsuhiko Ikeda told Mr Hirose.
"I can't help but say that standards of on-site management are extremely low at Fukushima Daiichi," Mr Ikeda said. He added the utility should strengthen its staffing levels, including by sending workers from other nuclear plants.