On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi

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On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi

Ryūshō KADOTA


Translated by
Simon VARNAM

with technical supervision by
Akira TOKUHIRO

Professor and Director, Nuclear Engineering, University of Idaho

March 11, 2011.
The Tōhoku earthquake struck just before three on a Friday afternoon. Massive earthquake damage was followed by tsunami rising to heights of 40 meters that swept 10km inland, scouring the land of homes, schools, communities, and people.
The earthquake and tsunami alone were disasters of incredible proportion, resulting in over 15,000 deaths, over 100,000 buildings destroyed, and economic losses estimated as high as $235 billion by the World Bank.

And that was only the natural disaster.

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