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Fukushima investigator reveals nuclear lessons for U.S.

Sep. 16, 2014—Better design before the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster and better communication after could have softened its horrifying impact, a report issued in July from the National Academy of Sciences concluded. Instead, about 80,000 people had to be evacuated, the economic toll topped $250 billion (U.S.), and Japan shut down all nuclear power...

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Vanderbilt expert to discuss Japanese nuclear plant crisis April 12

Apr. 6, 2011—The ongoing nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan will be the topic of a discussion with Frank L. Parker, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. Parker, a nuclear remediation veteran, spent 11 years with the...

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