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Fukushima nuclear crisis: A disaster deemed ‘inconceivable’

Dan Farber, professor of law | February 27, 2012

During the Fukushima nuclear crisis, government officials and industry representatives said that the tsunami that struck the reactors was “beyond our imagination,” thus excusing the failure to consider such a risk in the planning process. As it turns out, there had been warnings about this possibility, but the risks were ignored. The reactor was situated … Continue reading »