Looking Back At Fukushima

May 11, 2011

I spent most of March and the first part of April covering the Fukushima nuclear crisis for NPR. While a lot of the work I did was behind the scenes, I wrote one featurey piece on some of TEPCO’s most avoidable mistakes. There were loads of fluky incidents precipitated by the tsunami that the electric company couldn’t have foreseen, but a number of nuclear experts I spoke to felt that there were also some clear missteps once the power was out and the plant went into emergency mode. That piece, In Wake Of Nuclear Crisis, TEPCO’s Plans Questioned, ran in early April on the NPR web site.