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> I bet Fukushima was pretty damn safe, maybe one of the best nuclear power plants designed.

While it was an okay plant, they'd actually been warned about the emergency cooling system as early as 1967. Also, they ignored a 2008 study saying that their plant was vulnerable to tsunamis. The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission found that all the causes of the accident were foreseeable prior to 2011.

> The best designs cannot account for everything.

The common factor in nuclear accidents so far has been operator error, and it's true the best designs cannot completely account for that.




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