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The Fukushima 2011 disaster

Author: Ronald Eisler
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012036516
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Eisler
ISBN: 1466577835 9781466577831
OCLC Number: 837527848
Notes: "A Science Publishers book."
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 136 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The earthquake --
3. The tsunami --
4. Fukushima nuclear reactor --
5. Radiation releases --
6. Radiation monitoring --
7. Radiation effects --
8. Mitigation and remediation --
9. Implications for the nuclear reactor industry --
10. Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Ronald Eisler.

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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.

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