Tsunami damage, Japan-March 12, 2011: This is a satellite image of Japan’s coast showing damage after the tsunami in Japan. The water came 1.5 miles onto the shore. Captions and Photo source: ©© Digital Globe Imagery
One year after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, an independent investigation panel has highlighted the country’s failures in disaster planning and crisis management for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
The article, out now in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, shows that agencies were thoroughly unprepared for the cascading nuclear disaster, following a tsunami that should have been anticipated…