Five Year Review of Japanese Earthquake and Related Disasters

From the Japan Times, this retrospective article: The 3/11 disasters, five years on.

 Demographic trends in the affected areas — already gloomy before the disasters — paint an even grimmer picture of their future today. Reconstruction from the March 11, 2011, disasters must remain a national priority for years to come.

Apparently, we in the U.S. are not very quick to pick up on “lessons that needed to be learned!”  See: Five Years After Fukushima, U.S. Nuclear Safety Upgrades Lagging

From the NYTimes, additional commentary about the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster outcome.

From Reuters: Fukushima’s ground zero: No place for man or robot

From Homeland Security Newswire: Fukushima: Five years onNews coverage of Fukushima disaster inadequate

Five years after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, the disaster no longer dominates U.S. news headlines, although experts say it is a continuing disaster with broad implications. A new analysis finds that U.S. news media coverage following the disaster minimized health risks to the general population.

 

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