Fukushima: an unnatural disaster that must never be repeated
by Arnie Gundersen in The Ecologist
11th March 2015
The Fukushima catastrophe four years ago today was no natural disaster, writes Arnie Gunderson. Operator TEPCO and nuclear regulators were well aware of the danger of tsunamis – but put money before safety. Nuclear power remains the only energy source that can destroy a country overnight – and it’s time to ditch it!
Of all the ways electricity is produced, nuclear technology is the only one that can destroy the fabric of a country over night. In his memoirs Mikhail Gorbachev states that it was the Chernobyl accident that destroyed the Soviet Union not Perestroika.
Four years have passed since the March 11 tragic triple meltdowns began at Fukushima Daiichi. There is no end in sight.
Let’s be clear, the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi was manmade. Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) and indeed the entire nuclear industry worldwide act as if they are the victims of a natural disaster, but in fact the nuclear industry is the perpetrator of this travesty.
FULL ARTICLE HERE