The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident book cover

The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident

How and Why It Happened

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.

Audience

Safety managers, designers and engineers of nuclear power plants, government agencies responsible for the regulation of the nuclear industry, and academics conducting research into nuclear plant design, operation and safety will find this book an essential record of the event and an informative guide to future planning.

Paperback, 220 Pages

Published: November 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-08-100118-9

Contents

  • Introduction

    1 The Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant accident: an overview

    S. Abe, Kansai University, Japan

    2 The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident: the main sequence of events

    M. Fuchigami, Komatsu Ltd., Japan and N. Kasahara, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    3 The response of central and local government agencies to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident

    S. Abe, Kansai University, Japan

    4 The response of the plant owner/operator (TEPCO) to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident

    S. Abe, Kansai University, Japan

    5 Evacuation and decontamination in response to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident

    Y. Hatamura, Hatamura Institute for the Advancement of Technology, Japan

    6 Learning from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident

    Y. Hatamura, Hatamura Institute for the Advancement of Technology, Japan

    7 The future of nuclear power generation after the Fukushima accident

    Y. Hatamura, Hatamura Institute for the Advancement of Technology, Japan

    Postface

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