Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster
New Press, The, Feb 11, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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.
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Review: Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear DisasterUser Review - Barry Martin Vass - Goodreads
This is a very detailed examination of the March 2011 multiple-core meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility on the East Coast of Japan. Here's the basic version: there was a 9.0 earthquake ... Read full review
Review: Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear DisasterUser Review - Alea German - Goodreads
The 1st half was a great narrative of the details of this unfortunate disaster. The 2nd half was pretty unorganized and repetitive, actually didn't end up finishing it. Read full review
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