The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

Final Report of the AESJ Investigation Committee

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  • Provides an accurate conditions of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster
  • Discusses the radiation contamination of the surrounding environment of the reactor units for the first time
  • Written by leading researchers in the fields of nuclear energy
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The Magnitude 9 Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, followed by a massive tsunami struck  TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and triggered an unprecedented core melt/severe accident in Units 1 – 3. The radioactivity release led to the evacuation of local residents, many of whom still have not been able to return to their homes.

As a group of nuclear experts, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan established the Investigation Committee on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, to investigate and analyze the accident from scientific and technical perspectives for clarifying the underlying and fundamental causes, and to make recommendations. The results of the investigation by the AESJ Investigation Committee has been compiled herewith as the Final Report.

Direct contributing factors of the catastrophic nuclear incident at Fukushima Daiichi NPP initiated by an unprecedented massive earthquake/ tsunami – inadequacies in tsunami measures, severe accident management, emergency response, accident recovery and mitigations – and the underlying factors - organizational issues, etc., have been clarified and  recommendations in the following areas have been made.

- Nuclear safety fundamentals

- Direct factors of the accident

- Organizational aspects

- Common items (R&D, International cooperation, human resources management)

- Post-accident management/recovery from the accident.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident
Book Subtitle
Final Report of the AESJ Investigation Committee
Editors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Atomic Energy Society of Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55160-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55160-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55159-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56252-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 560
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Japanese edition published by Maruzen, Tokyo, 2014
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