A great article by Airi Ryu, a student from the University of Southern California, appeared today, March 15, in the Japan Times. A longer article was also published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists on March 10. And both articles come from a longer paper that Ryu-san revised and published on February 26.
All three can be found here:
- Culture of safety can make or break nuclear power plants (Japan Times)
- Why You Haven’t Heard About Onagawa Nuclear Power Station after the Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011 (pdf)
- Onagawa: The Japanese nuclear power plant that didn’t melt down on 3/11 (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Onagawa PDF)
Ryu-san has recognized the hard work and constant effort that Tohoku EPCo devotes to safety. After so much has been published about what went wrong on 3.11, it is nice to see someone publishing about what went right.
Congratulations, Ryu-san, for a most excellent article from the heart.