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Fukushima : impacts and implications

Author: David Elliott
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011 led Japan, and many other countries, to change their energy policies. Following Germany's example, some adopted nuclear phase-out plans, focusing instead on renewable energy. Even heavily nuclear-reliant France began to consider a phase-out, and some developing countries in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific area rethought their nuclear plans. David Elliott reviews the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Elliott
ISBN: 9781137274328 1137274328
OCLC Number: 819719502
Description: viii, 145 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The nuclear back-story : Nuclear power: early ups and downs ; The nuclear renaissance --
2. Fukushima: the immediate impacts : The Fukushima accident ; Aftermath --
3. Reactions in Japan and across Asia : Impacts on Japan and initial responses ; The alternatives to nuclear power ; Fukushima's legacy: a breakdown of trust ; Reactions across the Asia-Pacific region --
4. Reactions in continental Europe : Europe: strong reactions in the West ; Germany confirms its nuclear exit ; Will Germany succeed? ; Reactions in Italy ; Reactions in France ; Reactions in the rest of continental Europe --
5. Reactions in the UK : A muted response ; Shifting views ; An anomalous response? --
6. Reactions in the US and the rest of the world : Reactions in the US ; Reactions in the rest of the world --
7. Analysis: political, economic and technological issues : Reactions to Fukushima and to nuclear power ; Technological choices ; Political orientations ; Other patterns of response ; Economic issues ; Energy choices: the contested future --
8. Reactions to Fukushima: contestation and trust : The spread of opposition ; The role of the media ; Whom to trust? ; Fukushima's legacy ; What happens next? --
9. Conclusions: The lessons of Fukushima : The future of nuclear power and reactions to it ; Some possible outcomes from future accidents ; The energy policy lessons of Fukushima --
Appendix: Nuclear technology and its health impact : Energy and power units ; Reactor types, fuels and operational issues ; Radiation units and impacts ; Fukushima doses.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: David Elliott.

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The Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011 led Japan, and many other countries, to change their energy policies. David Elliott reviews the disaster and its global implications, asking whether,  Read more...
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