The devastating conclusion that Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown was an accident waiting to happen has grabbed the headlines.
But the investigation has also unearthed worrying questions about the catastrophe and its human cost that deserve attention.
Buried in the main body of the official report are new insights into how events unfolded and how as many as 60 local residents died as a result of the muddled response.
Most coverage has rightly focused on the finding that the meltdown was a “man-made disaster” caused by unhealthy collusion between the power company Tepco and the government regulators meant to oversee it.
Continue reading at How Tepco glossed over Fukushima’s vulnerability