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.
What the commonalities between the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and the Coronavirus meltdown can teach us about leading in an extreme crisis. Dr. Charles Casto was the lead Federal executive for the US government in Japan during the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns. He was given the highest Presidential awards for his actions. Now we face a new threat, and Dr. Casto is here to help guide listeners through the biggest challenge of our generation.
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Episode 1 Springtime for nucl
Episode 2 Diveristy