152 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 4 B/W Illus.
On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced the largest earthquake in its history, causing massive loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure. This book discusses governmental and civilian responses to the emergency and summarizes and critically analyzes the natural events and human shortcomings responsible for the failure of the Fukushima reactors during the first year following the accident. It covers the plant’s safety history, the tsunami and earthquake, and the far-reaching implications of the events on the entire nuclear reactor industry.
Introduction. The Earthquake. The Tsunami. Fukushima Nuclear Reactor. Radiation Releases. Radiation Monitoring. Radiation Effects. Mitigation and Remediation. Implications for the Nuclear Reactor Industry. Concluding Remarks.