Fukushima in review: A complex disaster, a disastrous response

@article{Funabashi2012FukushimaIR,
  title={Fukushima in review: A complex disaster, a disastrous response},
  author={Yoichi Funabashi and Kay Kitazawa},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2012},
  volume={68},
  pages={21 - 9}
}
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The emerging crisis at the plant was complex, and, to make matters worse, it was exacerbated by communication gaps between the government and the nuclear industry. An independent investigation panel, established by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, reviewed how the government, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), and other relevant actors responded. In this article, the panel’s program… Expand
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