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Fukushima whodunit

Steven Weissman, associate director, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment | July 9, 2012

In a remarkable and significant new report, Japanese experts have concluded that the Fukushima nuclear accident was a “man”-made disaster – phrased this way perhaps in a gallant effort to allow all women to distance themselves from the decision making process. This dramatic conclusion prompts yet another question: If “man” isn’t responsible, then who is? … Continue reading »

What the U.S. can learn from Japan’s earthquake

Richard Allen, director, Seismological Laboratory | March 14, 2011

As we watch in the images rolling in from Japan we are yet again reminded of the sudden destructive potential of mother Earth. The number of fatalities is currently in the hundreds (update: thousands); the number displaced from their homes is in the tens of thousands. The tsunami generated by this magnitude 8.9 earthquake sent … Continue reading »