Lessons Learned in Protection of the Public for the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Callen J & Homma T (2017). Lessons Learned in Protection of the Public for the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Health Physics 112 (6): 550-559. DOI:10.1097/HP.0000000000000666.

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Abstract

What insights can the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant provide in the reality of decision making on actions to protect the public during a severe reactor and spent fuel pool emergency? In order to answer this question, and with the goal of limiting the consequences of any future emergencies at a nuclear power plant due to severe conditions, this article presents the main actions taken in response to the emergency in the form of a timeline. The focus of this paper are those insights concerning the progression of an accident due to severe conditions at a light water reactor nuclear power plant that must be understood in order to protect the public.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency preparedness; nuclear emergencies; public protection; public information
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 15:46
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 14:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14295

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