The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: How And Why It Happened by Yotaro HatamuraThe 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: How And Why It Happened by Yotaro Hatamura

The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: How And Why It Happened

byYotaro Hatamura, Seiji Abe, Masao Fuchigami

Paperback | November 26, 2014

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In March 2011 the Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) in Japan was hit by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami which resulted in the release of significant amounts of radioactive material. The incident led to the suspension of nuclear programmes by a number of countries. This book provides a definitive account of the accident.



  • Outlines the main sequence of events of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, considers the responses of central and local government, and evaluates the response of the plant owner TEPCO.
  • Describes and assesses the effectiveness of the evacuation process and subsequent decontamination of the site and local area.
  • Offers recommendations for improving the safe design and operation of nuclear power plants and considers the future of the Fukushima plant and nuclear power generation in Japan.
Dr. Seiji Abe is a Professor at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan, where he studies societal safety science in order to prevent accidents and disasters that are avoidable by scientific analysis and preparation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Introduction to Societal Safety Sciences, published by Kansai University. He also ser...
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Title:The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: How And Why It HappenedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 26, 2014Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0081001185

ISBN - 13:9780081001189

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