I have seen an increase of the 'post-mortem' stories concerning the failure(s) at the Fukushima nuclear plant. I take all such stories with a good dose of salt from the 'hind sight' shaker. And most of the reasons why are described in this Red Tape column at MSNBC. And then there is this HuffingtonPost story which should be taken in tandem with the Red Tape piece. We have industrial sites (power, oil, whatever) whose risks can never be assessed and Federal regulatory agencies that must rely on the regulated industries for the information required to assess the risks and with strong disincentives to adequately regulate.
If this HuffingtonPost report is right Fukushima now ranks with Three-Mile Island. Question now is: will it match Chernobyl?