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The Fukushima 2011 Disaster

1st Edition

By Ronald Eisler

CRC Press

152 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 4 B/W Illus.

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Description

On March 11,2011, Japan experienced the largest earthquake in its history, causing massive property damage. This book 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, and governmental and civilian responses to the emergency. It covers the plant’s safety history, the tsunami and earthquake, and the implications of the events on the nuclear reactor industry.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Eisler, Ronald

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI051000
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
SOC040000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief