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← The world has forgotten the real victims of Fukushima

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As a long-term resident of Japan, I have to concur with the main thrust of the article. The real tragedy was forgotten and the dangers of Fukushima largely overblown.

That being said, there was a level of incompetence on a nearly incomprehensible level, starting with the initial design of the plant. Unfortunately, the Japanese nuclear industry has a long history of such incompetence. As a result, the economic damage to Japan became far, far higher than it had to be, and we will continue to pay the price for quite some time to come.

While nuclear energy may well be a safe method of power generation, if you have a bunch of clowns running it, it becomes dangerous. That is the current energy quandary in Japan.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:31:27 UTC | #920403