It's almost like the earth is punishing them for fucking up so bad.
I don't understand this statement. They didn't fuck anything up. A 40 year old power plant was hit by a big earthquake and a huge tsunami bigger than could be reasonably forecasted, and caused buildings to break. Heck, by all accounts it survived the damn quake.
In addition to concerns from within Japan, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has also expressed concern about the ability of Japan's nuclear plants to withstand seismic activity. At a meeting of the G8's Nuclear Safety and Security Group, held in Tokyo in 2008, an IAEA expert warned that a strong earthquake with a magnitude above 7.0 could pose a "serious problem" for Japan's nuclear power stations.
In March 2006 the Japanese government opposed a court order to close a nuclear plant in the country's west over doubts about its ability to withstand an earthquake. Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency believed it was "safe" and that "all safety analyses were appropriately conducted."
Regulatory capture may have contributed to the cascade of failures which were revealed after the tsunami receded. Regulatory capture may have also contributed to the current situation. Critics argue that the government shares blame with regulatory agency for not heeding warnings, for not ensuring the independence of the nuclear industry's oversight while encouraging the expansion of nuclear energy domestically and internationally.
"TEPCO had not anticipated a tsunami as large or a quake as severe as the one that damaged the plant."
The plant was protected by a seawall designed to withstand a tsunami of 5.7 metres (19 ft), but about 15 minutes after the earthquake it was struck by a 14-metre (46 ft) tsunami wave that easily topped the seawall.
Sounds like a giant cluster-fuck of errors to me.…
The 'seawall' being only 5.7m high shows just how grossly ill-equipped they really were.