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Remembering the Fukushima Disaster Eleven Years Later


Today, we remember the nuclear disaster that took place in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, eleven years ago on March 11, 2011. The nuclear plant’s disruption, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that day, made this nuclear accident the most severe since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. After the accident, 150,000 people were evacuated.

While the disaster still affects the region, its residents, and the responders, the collateral could have been much worse. We thank our author Dr. Charles Casto whose expertise helped plan the evacuation and containment zones and assisted in controlling the disaster.

You can read more about Chuck’s leadership and management during this crisis and how to prepare for the future in Station Blackout.

Charles A. Casto book, Station Blackout