When the earthquake and then the tsunami hit, there was already nothing any human could do. Nature had overwhelmed technology. No matter how quickly the crew at Fukushima could have reacted, they could have done nothing to save the situation.
It makes you realize how brave they are and how crazy nuclear power is.
If you’re wondering why trace amounts of radiation has been found in Washington state, check out these photos. The most trashed reactor, No. 3, above, is actually in reasonable shape while the one that looks the most undamaged, No. 2, has probably already melted down.
Draw your own conclusions about the safety of nuclear power.