AP IMPACT: Japan ignored own radiation forecasts
From the Associated Press
By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI
NAMIE, Japan (AP) — Japan’s system to forecast radiation threats was working from the moment its nuclear crisis began. As officials planned a venting operation certain to release radioactivity into the air, the system predicted Karino Elementary School would be directly in the path of the plume emerging from the tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.
But the prediction helped no one. Nobody acted on it.