1st Edition

The Fukushima 2011 Disaster

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

USD $120.00

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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

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.

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Eisler, Ronald