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Fukushima : the story of a nuclear disaster

Author: David A Lochbaum; Union of Concerned Scientists.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the first definitive account of the Fukushima disaster, two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists ... team up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan ... to tell this harrowing story, [which] combines [an] ... account of the tsunami and the nuclear emergency it created with an explanation of the science and technology behind the meltdown as it unfolded in real time"--Amazon.com.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Lochbaum; Union of Concerned Scientists.
ISBN: 9781595589088 1595589082
OCLC Number: 857356657
Description: ix, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: March 11, 2011 : "A situation that we had never imagined" --
March 12, 2011 : "This may get really ugly ... " --
March 12 through 14, 2011 : "What the hell is going on?" --
March 15 through 18, 2011 : "It's going to get wors ... " --
Interlude : searching for answers : "People ... are reaching the limit of anxiety and anger" --
March 19 through 20, 2011 : "Give me the worst case" --
Another March, another nation, another meltdown --
March 21 through December 2011 : "The safety measures ... are inadequate" --
Unreasonable assurances --
"This is a closed meeting. Right?" --
2012 : "The government owes the public a clear and convincing answer" --
A rapidly closing window of opportunity --
Appendix: The Fukushima postmortem : what happened?
Responsibility: David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan, and The Union of Concerned Scientists.

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"In the first definitive account of the Fukushima disaster, two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists ... team up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan ... to tell this harrowing story, [which] combines [an] ... account of the tsunami and the nuclear emergency it created with an explanation of the science and technology behind the meltdown as it unfolded in real time"--Amazon.com.

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