Nuclear Boss Bows Out Over Fukushima Crisis


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The president of the power company behind Japan's nuclear disaster has stepped down in disgrace after taking responsibility for the crisis.
Masataka Shimizi was criticised for his apparent inaction during the early days of the earthquake and tsunami disaster when the Fukushima Daiichi plant was at risk of exploding.

Fuel rods are believed to have melted at three of the plant's reactors after huge waves knocked out the utility's cooling systems on March 11.

Leaking radiation prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents in the northeast of the country, and the struggle to contain the reactors is expected to continue well into next year.

The crisis was the worst the world has seen since Chernobyl and prompted questions over the safety of the global nuclear industry in general.

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