Skip to comments.Carnegie Endowment Paper: "Why Fukushima Was Preventable"
Posted on 03/28/2012 1:03:25 PM PDT by ransomnote
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace just released a paper by James C. Acton and Mark Hibbs titled "Why Fukushima Was Preventable".
Their main argument is that TEPCO and the Japanese government could have better prepared for the tsunami if they had followed the international standards (for flooding).
The authors say TEPCO and the NISA's assessment for tsunami risks were inadequate because:
Insufficient attention was paid to evidence of large tsunamis inundating the region surrounding the plant about once every thousand years.
Computer modeling of the tsunami threat was inadequate. Most importantly, preliminary simulations conducted in 2008 that suggested the tsunami risk to the plant had been seriously underestimated were not followed up and were only reported to NISA on March 7, 2011.
NISA failed to review simulations conducted by TEPCO and to foster the development of appropriate computer modeling tools.
(Excerpt) Read more at ex-skf.blogspot.com ...
One more reason to have Thorium reactors.
Unfortunately, I can’t agree with you. Mismanagement would occur with Thorium just as it did with BWR.