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1st Edition

The Fukushima 2011 Disaster




ISBN 9781466577824
Published December 15, 2012 by CRC Press
150 Pages 2 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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

Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction
General
The Earthquake
General
Japan
The Tsunami
General
Japan
Fukushima Nuclear Reactor
Safety History
Damage from March 11th Quake and Tsunami
Evacuees
Radiation Releases 31
General 31
Radiological Criteria
Atmospheric releases
Aquatic Releases
Radiation Monitoring
General
Atmosphere
Humans
Soil and Food
Aquatic Monitoring Program
Radiation Effects
General
Humans
Terrestrial Resources
Aquatic Resources
Fukushima vs. Chernobyl and Three Mile Island
Mitigation and Remediation
General
Japan
United States
Implications for the Nuclear Reactor Industry
General
Japan
Europe
The United States and Canada
All Others
Concluding Remarks
Glossary
Index
Color Plate Section

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Author(s)

Biography

Eisler, Ronald