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  1. Bruce Boyden says:

    It was made 25 meters *lower*? Wow.

  2. Frank says:

    Thanks for this post. There are many broader lessons here. The authorities’ attitudes remind me of the Jamie Dimon’s offhand remark that financial catastrophes “just happen” every 5 to 7 years, and there’s no real way to prevent them.

    I am a bit surprised to hear about this, though, because my impression was that the Fukushima (and other nuke industry) salaries were not particularly high, so the Amakudari (“descent from heaven”) effect could not be that strong. I suppose that a hierarchical or clubbish elite culture can do the “work” that big money accomplishes in the US.