Station Blackout

Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Recovery

Charles A. Casto

On March 11, 2011, fifty 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.

Radius is an incredibly helpful publisher. Their team helped me through a very complex project. This was my first book and I took on a huge subject, the Fukushima nuclear accident. The Radius team added tremendous value to the product. Bottom-line, I could not have finished the book without the help of Radius.

Chuck Casto