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Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: The Price of Technological Optimism
Ritt Goldstein
We are all human, and that means we inevitably make mistakes - first BP in The Gulf, now Japan's nuclear crisis. A string of human errors has dogged the Fukushima Daiichi tragedy, from placing back-up generators in a low-lying area, to forgetting to refill fuel on vital pumps. Catastrophe is occurring, as is a cruel testimonial to the reality of 'nuclear safety', empty assurances of 'technological infallibility' having spawned a waking nightmare.

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