Fukushima's political fallout

April 2011
TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Apr2011, Issue 838, p7
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The article reports on the cautious reactions of world leaders to the devastation of the Fukushima nuclear power plant following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered a safety evaluation of all nuclear plants in Germany. Mike Weightman of the British Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Directorate emphasized the need for the public to consider the lessons learned from the said disaster. U.S. President Barack Obama assured the safety of nuclear power plants in the country.


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