Daniel P. Aldrich on the Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Daniel P. Aldrich, author of Site Fights: Divisive Facilities and Civil Society in Japan and the West, has been much in demand as an expert this week. In his book, he talks about the processes that lead to the siting of controversial facilities. His book includes a description of a formal invitation made in 1961 after a public vote; because of the prospect of jobs and tax revenue, residents of Okuma village welcomed TEPCO’s first complex of commercial nuclear reactors near their homes in Fukushima. Aldrich has appeared on CNBC and has been interviewed and quoted in media outlets ranging from Voice of America to the Beijing News as well as providing background information for news reports in more than a dozen outlets, such as this Reuters report:

Japanese power companies hid nuclear safety problems: WikiLeaks (Toronto Star)

Daniel P. Aldrich on the Nuclear Crisis in Japan