Sistem safety and disasters- Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster
Fukushima - Disaster that shook the world
1. How it took place
A brief introduction about the history, explaining the series of events which led to this global disas-
ter, and it’s causes.
2. Fukushima - A time Bomb?
Explanation of events that took place before the actual catastrophe. Could it have been foreseen?
Who were the actors? What were the reasons for the disaster? Further information on external fac-
tors that led to the accident.
Lead management and it’s reports concerning the event.
Media heist which was already on for quite some time about the condition of the Fukushima nuclear
power plant, unfortunately nobody listened.
3. External factors which led to the accident
A thorough investigation on external factors (such as earthquake, tsunami, TEPCO, regulators and
4. Internal factors which led to the accident
Explanation of the through investigation on internal issues which led to the disaster. Mistakes made
by unqualified and untrained labour. Malfunction of safety system and escape plan.
Scientific theories which were used to explain this accident. A more concise explanation of the
Human Reliability Theory (HRT), and Reason’s ‘Swiss Cheese Model’,
6. What could have been done to prevent the disaster from happening?
Negligence of both Government outside the company, and management inside the company, unfortunately
led those people to danger. Monopolistic behaviour of the energy industry in Japan. Insufficiently trained
Raising awareness on safety systems in companies, especially in risky environments such as nuclear power
plants, and how we could save lives and prevent these kind of accidents. Discussing disaster's post-effects on
global scale and it’s extreme consequences, that could, unfortunately, be prevented.
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Nuclear Power Stations