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Fukushima operator admits downplaying tsunami risk

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The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday admitted it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and reputational cost. 

The No. 3 (front) and the No. 2 reactor buildings seen from the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in May this year. The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday admitted it had played down the risks of a tsunami to the facility for fear of the financial and regulatory costs.

The admission is one of the starkest yet by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which has been criticised for trying to shirk responsibility for the worst nuclear disaster in a generation.

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