05/20/2014 04:01 am ET Updated May 20, 2014

Fukushima Workers Fled Plant After Accident Despite Orders

At the most dire moment of the Fukushima nuclear crisis three years ago, hundreds of panicked employees abandoned the damaged plant despite being ordered to remain on hand for last-ditch efforts to regain control of its runaway reactors, according to a previously undisclosed record of the accident that was reported Tuesday by a major Japanese newspaper.

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