Editorial | Fukushima anniversary
Fill the safety gaps
Last year’s tragedy in three parts - an earthquake, a tsunami, and the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant - is known in Japan simply as 3.11. The pain and suffering of so many will be remembered today, as will the resiliency of a nation that seems to be getting back to normal. While the earthquake and tsunami were the doing of Mother Nature, the failures at Fukushima exposed fundamental safety and regulatory gaps.