Fukushima (2014) tells the story of how one of the biggest tsunamis in Japan’s history combined with government neglect, corporate interest and propaganda to create the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
All told, the Fukushima Disaster of 2011 claimed the lives of almost 20,000 people and did unimaginable damage across Japan. Yet today, it seems as though few authorities have learned any lessons from it.
How did the backup and emergency systems fail so completely? Why wasn’t there adequate tsunami protection? Why didn’t nuclear energy authorities heed the lessons of Chernobyl and other meltdowns? And most importantly, what can we do to prevent it happening again?