New Government Report: Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
by Richard J. Campbell
Paperback, 5 pages, 2011, $10.00
The earthquake on March 11, 2011, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, reportedly caused an automatic shutdown (called a “scram”) of eleven of Japan’s fifty-five operating nuclear power plants. Most of the shutdowns proceeded without incident. The plants closest to the epicenter, Fukushima and Onagawa, were damaged by the earthquake and resulting tsunami. This report discusses the problems that developed at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors and responses to this emergency. The report includes a color map of the earthquake region and a color diagram of the General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactor and Containment Building. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.
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