Odds and Ends
13 1, 5:55pm
It's pretty sad the Fukushima incident was also not caused by anything inevitable, like the tsunami, but just petty greed and negligence. The tsunami merely brought the corruption to daylight for everyone to see. Tepco had been notified of the potentially dangerous flaws at the facility, but to save yens and boost profits, the company ignored any criticism. Backup measures hadn't been tested or maintained for real in years and obvious design issues were never fixed. Even the effectiveness of the embankment had been questioned because all experts knew a tsunami hitting Japan could easily be higher than it. Nothing in the Fukushima disaster was the fault of nuclear power, everything was the fault of businessmen blinded by greed.