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Station Blackout

Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Recovery
Narrated by: Brian Troxell
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
3 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On March 11, 2011, 50 minutes after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit eastern Japan, a tsunami 45-feet high engulfed the nuclear power plant known as Fukushima Daiichi, knocking out electrical power and all the reactors' safety systems. Three reactor cores experienced meltdowns in the first three days, leading to an unimaginable nuclear disaster. The person the Tokyo Electric Power Company called for help was Dr. Chuck Casto. In Station Blackout, Chuck Casto, the foremost authority on responding to nuclear disasters, shares his first-hand account of how he led the collaborative team of Japanese and American experts that faced the challenges of Fukushima. A lifetime of working in the nuclear industry prepared him to manage an extreme crisis, lessons that apply to any crisis situation.

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©2018 Charles A. Casto (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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no thanks

I don't recall the authors name, but that us kinda the point of this review. The story is about the accident(?) and what did/has happened. I found myself listening to this guys account of what he did and how amazing it was that the parties engaged from the US adapted to some japanese customs, etc ... It was as if the author duscovered the concept. I just found the story quite self-serving and intensely boring. Strong pass recommended.

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interesting details but you need a little patience

On the whole I enjoyed the book. I bought the book looking for some ground-level view into the events and aftermath, and I got that and more.
You will need some patience to wade through a chapter or two of leadership pontificating - or just skip them.

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  • robert
  • 03-27-19

Ego trip for the Author

Awful book that focuses more on the Author and how amazing the american response was than the disaster itself - Found myself getting really cross and then had to give up!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-19

Pick again ?

The Author’s Narcissism and patriotic viewpoint combined with a general lack of technical detail makes this book a tough read,