BRADENTON, Fla. — Japan’s Fukushima accident has created “unpredictable unintended consequences” that can be expected to delay the approval of new and existing nuclear energy facilities, according to a special report Thursday by Moody’s Investors Service.

The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis at the Fukushima nuclear plant continue to have negative credit implications for the sector, though Moody’s said it anticipates no rating changes related to event risks such as earthquakes, hurricanes, cyber-attacks, equipment failure, or operator error.

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