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Fukushima/Electricity company criticised over communication

You can read and listen to the article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/2011/03/110316_witn_japan_nuclear_page.shtml
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a commercial concern
a business or company
a mounting concern
increasing or growing anxiety
a pattern of concealment
a period of time when efforts were made to hide facts or the truth
to accuse sy of doing sg
to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
to contend with sg
to cope or deal with
escalation
increase in size or intensity
evasive
not talking or answering questions in an honest way
to grapple with sg
to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem
handling of sg (the crisis)
the way in which someone deals with a particular situation, problem, or person
to have yet to do sg
used for saying that something has not happened or been done up to the present time, especially when you think it should have happened or been done
ill-informed
not to know all the facts of what happened
in particular
especially
to keep sy in the dark
make certain they were not fully up to date about what happened
lapse
a small mistake or failure
to be levelled
to be made against them
to stave off
to prevent or avoid sg
to take the lead
to accept responsibility for dealing with a situation
utility company
a company providing public service such as gas, water, or electricity that is used by everyone
concern
1.a feeling of worry
2.something that you think is important
3.a business
concealment
when something is hidden