Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Fukushima: What don't we know?

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Rodney C. Ewing - Visiting Professor, CISAC and the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor, Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan
Jeroen Ritsema

Published by
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 3, 2011

On March 11, when news of the terrible events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began to emerge, so did the contrasts: Will this be another Chernobyl? How does this compare with Three Mile Island? Discussions have focused on the communications, as well as technical, differences between these accidents: specifically, how to avoid another Chernobyl or Three Mile Island in terms of disseminating inaccurate information.