The Fukushima accident was preventable.

  title={The Fukushima accident was preventable.},
  author={Costas Synolakis and Utku K{\^a}noğlu},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  volume={373 2053}
The 11 March 2011 tsunami was probably the fourth largest in the past 100 years and killed over 15 000 people. The magnitude of the design tsunami triggering earthquake affecting this region of Japan had been grossly underestimated, and the tsunami hit the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (NPP), causing the third most severe accident in an NPP ever. Interestingly, while the Onagawa NPP was also hit by a tsunami of approximately the same height as Dai-ichi, it survived the event… CONTINUE READING
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