Japanese 2011 Earthquake Anniversary: ‘Nightmare’ Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Japanese 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Anniversary:  An eye account of tsunami nightmare and a review of Japan’s readiness for a nuclear disaster.
Survivor of Rikuzentakata recalls ‘nightmare’ tsunami. Video uploaded by telegraphtv on Mar 2, 2012 (Video by Glen Milner).

One year on from Japan’s biggest ever natural disaster on March 11, 2011 local tour guide, Konno Fumiaki, recalls the devastation the tsunami wreaked on his home town of Rikuzentakata. (credit: telegraphtv/Glen Milner)

Fukushima nuclear disaster one year on: poor planning hampered Fukushima response: 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 shows that agencies were thoroughly unprepared for the cascading nuclear disaster, following a tsunami that should have been anticipated. The independent investigation panel was established by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation to review how the government, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), and other key actors responded during the disaster.
This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. March 2, 2012.

 
For disaster debris arriving from Japan, radiation least of the concerns: Later this year debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan should begin to wash up on US shores — and one question many have asked is whether that will pose a radiation risk. The simple answer is, no. Originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. February 22, 2012.

 

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