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Tepco Can’t Manage Fukushima Alone, Ruling Party Says

Japan’s government must take a bigger hand in cleaning up Fukushima and that may involve breaking up Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the wrecked nuclear plant, an advisory panel to the country’s ruling party said in a draft report.

Drastic internal improvement, including cost controls, must be made at the utility, the panel said in a document given to reporters before a meeting in Tokyo today. The government must be responsible for devising how the decommissioning at the Fukushima nuclear plant proceeds, the panel also advised.