After earthquake, Japan can’t agree on the future of nuclear power

Accidents happen. Learn from them (a little more concrete in the case of Fukushima) and move on.

The Washington Post reports,

The hulking system that once guided Japan’s pro-nuclear-power stance worked just fine when everybody moved in lock step. But in the wake of a nuclear accident that changed the way this country thinks about energy, the system has proved ill-suited for resolving conflict. Its very size and complexity have become a problem.

Nearly a year after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi facility, Japanese decision-makers cannot agree on how to safeguard their reactors against future disasters, or even whether to operate them at all…

Had the plant’s back-up generators been on pedestals above the tsunami wave, major problems would likely have been avoided.

Read the entire WashPost report.

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