Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

Trump's reckless decision to kill a tsunami warning system that could save California

Trump's reckless decision to kill a tsunami warning system that could save California

To the editor: In 2004, more than 235,000 people were killed by a tsunami in the Indian Ocean. In 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan suffered a meltdown after being hit by a tsunami that was much larger than expected. (“Trump's budget would kill a crucial piece of a global tsunami warning system, sparking alarm in California and beyond,” July 11)

Depending on the time of year, between 92,000 and 1 million Californians would be in harm’s way if a 9.1 earthquake struck off the Alaska coast. People in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington state and Alaska...

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