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Author Lochbaum, David A., author.

Title Fukushima : the story of a nuclear disaster / David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 309 pages) : illustrations
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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 worse-- " -- 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?
Summary "On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors. Over the following weeks, the world watched in horror as a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe: fail-safes failed, cooling systems shut down, nuclear rods melted. In the first definitive account of the Fukushima disaster, two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists, David Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman, team up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan, the lead reporter of the Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Three Mile Island accident, to tell this harrowing story. Fukushima combines a fast-paced, riveting 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. Bolstered by photographs, explanatory diagrams, and a comprehensive glossary, the narrative also extends to other severe nuclear accidents to address both the terrifying question of whether it could happen elsewhere and how such a crisis can be averted in the future"--Provided by publisher.
Recounts the failure of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a triple meltown that became the worst nuclear crisis in over two decades, and discusses the future of nuclear power.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291) and index.
Subject Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (Japan : 2011) (OCoLC)fst01797233
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011.
Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Japan -- Fukushima-ken.
Nuclear power plants -- Accidents. (OCoLC)fst01040437
Fukushima Nuclear Accident.
Japan -- Fukushima-ken. (OCoLC)fst01208986
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Lyman, Edwin S. (Edwin Stuart), author.
Stranahan, Susan Q., author.
Union of Concerned Scientists, author.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Lochbaum, David A. Fukushima New York : The New Press, 2014 9781595589088 (DLC) 2013035284 (OCoLC)857356657
ISBN 9781595589279 : $27.95
1595589279 : $27.95
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