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The 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident : how and why it happened

Author: Yōtarō Hatamura; Kenji Iino, (Translator)
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Woodhead Publishing, [2015] ©2015
Series: Woodhead Publishing in energy, 73.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yōtarō Hatamura; Kenji Iino, (Translator)
ISBN: 9780081001325 0081001320 0081001185 9780081001189
OCLC Number: 903609667
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Contents: List of authorsWoodhead Publishing Series in EnergyIntroduction1. The Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant accidentAbstract1.1 Introduction1.2 Energy production in Japan1.3 The Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant1.4 The Tohoku Area Pacific Offshore Earthquake and tsunami1.5 Nuclear power safety and disaster prevention systems in Japan1.6 Conclusions2. The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident: the main sequence of eventsAbstract2.1 Introduction2.2 Outline of primary facilities at the Fukushima plant2.3 The sequence of events from earthquake and tsunami to station blackout (SBO)2.4 Possible damage caused by the earthquake2.5 The condition of Unit 1 after SBO2.6 The condition of Unit 3 after SBO2.7 The condition of Unit 2 after SBO2.8 Sequence of events leading to hydrogen explosions in Units 1, 3, and 42.9 The process of water injection into the spent fuel pools2.10 How the accident might have been avoided2.11 Background to nuclear power generation2.12 Conclusions3. The response of central and local government agencies to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accidentAbstract3.1 Introduction3.2 Central government: key responsibilities and preparatory measures3.3 The response and preparedness of the central government3.4 Local government: key responsibilities3.5 Conclusions: key lessons and improvements neededAppendix Government offices and organizations4. The response of the plant owner/operator (TEPCO) to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accidentAbstract4.1 Introduction4.2 Accident management by Fukushima's nuclear plant owner and operator, TEPCO4.3 TEPCO's risk assessment and safety planning documentation at the Fukushima plant4.4 Assessing the postaccident responses of TEPCO4.5 Why procedures were inadequate: organizational problems within TEPCO4.6 Conclusions5. Evacuation and decontamination in response to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accidentAbstract5.1 Introduction5.2 Evacuation of local residents5.3 Predicting and monitoring the leak of radioactive material after the Fukushima accident5.4 The impact of nuclear radiation on the human body5.5 Assessing the evacuation process in response to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident5.6 Radioactivity, radioactive material, and radiation5.7 Benefits and challenges of evacuation5.8 Effectiveness of methods to decontaminate the site and local area5.9 Conclusions: key lessons learned in the evacuation, return, and decontamination at Fukushima's nuclear power plant6. Learning from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accidentAbstract6.1 Introduction6.2 Learning from accidents: key findings from the official investigation6.3 Recommendations for improving the safe design and operation of NPPs6.4 Comparing the Fukushima accident with other nuclear incidents6.5 Reflections from the Chairman of the official Investigation Committee on the accident at the Fukushima NPP6.6 Conclusions7. The future of nuclear power generation after the Fukushima accidentAbstract7.1 Introduction7.2 Restarting the Fukushima plant7.3 Conclusions: the future of nuclear power in JapanPostscriptIndex
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing in energy, 73.
Responsibility: Yotaro Hatamura ... [and 4 others] ; translated by Kenji Iino.

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