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Author Broinowski, Richard P.

Title Fallout from Fukushima [electronic resource] / Richard Broinowski.

Imprint Melbourne : Scribe, 2012.


Description 1 online resource (xi, 273 p.) : ill., maps.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Apr. 18, 2013).
"A much-needed wake-up call."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary On a calm afternoon in March 2011, a force-nine earthquake jolted the Pacific Ocean seabed east of Japan. Forty minutes later, a tsunami 21 meters high crashed onto the coast of Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures. Towns collapsed, villages were destroyed, and 16,000 people were swept away. The earthquake and tsunami also resulted in another terrifying calamity explosions and meltdowns at a nuclear plant near the city of Fukushima. Combining interviews, research, and analysis, this book reveals the extent of the disaster's consequences: the ruinous compensation claims faced by electricity supplier TEPCO; the complete shutdown of Japan's nuclear reactors; and the psychological impact on those who, unable to return to their farms and villages, may become permanent nuclear refugees.
Subject Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011.
Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011.
Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Japan -- Fukushima-ken.
Nuclear reactor accidents -- Japan -- Fukushima-ken.
Nuclear energy -- Japan -- Safety measures.
Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment -- Japan.
Nuclear energy -- Government policy -- Japan.
Radioactive pollution -- Japan -- Fukushima-ken.
Tsunami damage -- Japan -- Fukushima-ken.
Japan -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Tōhoku Region (Japan) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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