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Japan: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster 2011

Total number of documents: 34

10 Lessons from Fukushima: reducing risks and protecting communities from nuclear disasters
Source(s): From Fukushima to the World
Publication date: 2015
Number of pages: 72 p.

This booklet is a message to people all around the world from us, the people of Japan, who were aicted by and who continue to bear the brunt of the damage caused by the large-scale nuclear ...


Disaster management in Japan / 日本の災害対策
Source(s): Japan - gov
Publication date: 2015
Number of pages: 52 p.

This document gives an overview of the challenges and progress made by Japan in disaster risk management (DRM). The document explains Japans disaster management system and the countermeasures taken by...


Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster: how many people were affected? 2015 Report
Source(s): GCI
Publication date: 2015
Number of pages: 51 p.

This report on the 2015 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster aims to compile information that will help in understanding as fully as possible the impact of the disaster, more specifically, the number of...


Risk communication programs after the Fukushima nuclear accident: a comparison of epistemic cultures
Source(s): UNU-IAS
Publication date: 2015
Number of pages: 7 p.

Fukushima Global Communication Programme Working Paper Series Number 13, December 2015: This paper explores the citizen radiation measuring organizations as an example of risk communication and con...


Tackling prolonged displacement: lessons on durable solutions from Fukushima
Source(s): UNU-IAS
Publication date: 2015
Number of pages: 3 p.

Policy brief no.1, 2015: The policy brief draws on lessons learned from the Fukushima earthquake and elaborates on solutions for displaced populations trapped in uncertainty. It provides recom...


The Fukushima Daiichi accident
Source(s): IAEA
Publication date: 2015
Number of pages: 1254 p.

This report provides a description of the accident and its causes, evolution and consequences, based on the evaluation of data and information from a large number of sources available at the time of w...


The state of affairs and ongoing challenges of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - a civil society response towards recovery
Source(s): CCNE
Publication date: 2015
Number of pages: 108 p.

This report addresses the subject of nuclear disasters. It elaborates on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster intending to answer question such as: What have been the impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disast...


EU-Japan ready for a new stage in relations?
Source(s): Friends of Europe – Les Amis de l’Europe; JICA, Japan - gov
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 36 p.

This document highlights disaster management and relief as one area where EU and Japan can work even more closely together. Citing EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and C...


Lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident for improving safety of U.S. nuclear plants (phase 1)
Source(s): NRC
Publisher(s): NAP
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 366 p.

This report is a study of the Fukushima Daiichi accident. It examines the causes of the crisis, the performance of safety systems at the plant, and the responses of its operators following the earthqu...


Reconstruction of East Japan devastated by 2011 disasters: viewpoints from Rikuzentakata
Source(s): YNU
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 77 p.

This document summarizes the proceedings of the symposium on “Reconstruction and Invigoration of Disaster-hit Areas – Viewpoints from Rikuzentakata”. It describes the reconstruction process, hig...


Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami based on a preliminary dose estimation
Source(s): WHO
Publication date: 2013
Number of pages: 172 p.

This report summarizes the results of a health risk assessment from the nuclear accident that followed the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The assessment was conducted by a group of independent...


JCC2015 contribution towards Asian minister conference on DRR for key area 5
Source(s): JCC2015
Publication date: 2013
Number of pages: 3 p.

This paper provides recommendations for nuclear risks to be taken seriously as disaster risks, and for nations to join together to learn and mitigate any possible future catastrophes. In the wake of t...


The great east Japan earthquake 11 March 2011: lessons learned and research questions
Source(s): Tohoku Univ; UNU-EHS
Publication date: 2013
Number of pages: 100 p.

This document contains the proceedings of the scientific workshop where lessons learned following the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami were explored and shared. The proceedings summarize the co...


EU stress test: Swiss national report - ENSI review of the operator's reports
Source(s): ENSI, Switzerland - gov
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 89 p.

The purpose of the EU Stress Test was to analyse the security situation of all European nuclear power plants with regard to the lessons learned of Fukushima. This report presents the results for Switz...


Fukushima in review: a complex disaster, a disastrous response
Publisher(s): Sage
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 14 p.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March/April 2012, 68(2) pp. 9–21: This article presents the findings of an independent investigation panel, established by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundat...


Global risks 2012, seventh edition
Source(s): WEF
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 62 p.

This report analyses the top 10 risks in five categories - economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological - and also highlights "X Factor" risks, the wild card threats which warrant...


Homeland security handbook: strategic guidance for a coordinated approach to effective security and emergency management, second edition
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 1000 p.

This second edition of the Handbook aims to foster an integrated and coordinated approach to homeland security, emergency management, and enterprise resilience. Chapter 49—The Hyogo Framework for Ac...


Lessons from Fukushima
Source(s): Greenpeace Intl
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 51 p.

This report, commissioned by Greenpeace International, addresses the lessons that can be taken away from this catastrophe. It looks into fundamental questions regarding the end of the nuclear safety p...


The year that shook the rich: a review of natural disasters in 2011
Source(s): Brookings Inst, the
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 142 p.

This review analyses some of the major events and trends related to natural disasters and humanitarian disaster response and looks at the experience of developed countries with natural disasters in 20...


Topics Geo natural catastrophes 2011: analyses, assessments, positions
Source(s): Munich Re
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 56 p.

This issue reports on the most catastrophic events of 2011, which has been the most expensive natural disaster year to date with economic losses amounting to some US$ 380bn. It focuses on the 11 March...


Why Fukushima was preventable
Source(s): Carnegie Endowment
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 43 p.

This paper argues that the Fukushima plant would have withstood the tsunami had its design previously been upgraded in accordance with state-of-the-art safety approaches. It asserts that the analysis ...


Coordination under uncertain conditions: an analysis of the Fukushima catastrophe
Source(s): ADBI
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 17 p.

This paper analyzes the impacts of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which were amplified by a failure of coordination across the plant, corporate...


Draft IAEA action plan on nuclear safety
Source(s): IAEA
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 6 p.

The purpose of this action plan is to define a programme of work to strengthen the global nuclear safety framework. The plan consists of actions building on the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safet...


Évaluations complémentaires de sûreté: rapport de l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire
Source(s): ASN, France - gov
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 524 p.

In French: Ce document est un rapport sur les évaluations complémentaires de sûreté (ECS) menées en France à la suite de l’accident de Fukushima. Des inspections, menées sur l’ensemble ...


Japan in disaster: managing energy vulnerabilities
Source(s): RSIS
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 2 p.

RSIS commentaries, no. 41/2011: This paper analyses the nuclear crises in Japan as a reality check for other states pursuing nuclear energy plans in South-East Asia. It discusses the ferocity and ...


Japan's unfolding disaster
Source(s): Reuters
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 11 p.

This special report analyses the situation in Japan following the 8.9 earthquake which spawned one of the most powerful tsunamis on record. It states that Japan is among the best prepared countries in...


Japanese earthquake and tsunami: implications for the UK nuclear industry
Source(s): Office for Nuclear Regulation, United Kingdom - gov
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 288 p.

This report examines the circumstances of the Fukushima accident to see what lessons could be learnt to enhance the safety of the UK nuclear industry. This report provides some background on radioacti...


Nuclear accident ABCs
Source(s): UCS
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 2 p.

This fact sheet explains the nuclear situation in Japan and the related terms describing the possible state of the reactors that have been used by Japanese officials and international experts. It desc...


Policy lessons for Japanese disaster responses
Source(s): EWC
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 2 p.

Mika Shimizu argues in this bulletin that three major specific policy and social resilience lessons need to be learned from the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant failure that devas...


Preliminary observations on the Japanese 3/11 earthquake and tsunami
Source(s): HKS
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 5 p.

This article, from a Professor of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, assesses the impacts of the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, highlighting the success of th...


Radiation in daily-life
Source(s): MOFA, Japan - gov
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 1 p.

This chart presents: (i) the scale of the natural radiation dose per year as well as the limit of radiation dose permitted for radiation workers, police, and fire fighters who engage in disaster preve...


Rapport IRSN - Evaluations complémentaires de sûreté post-Fukushima: comportement des installations nucléaires françaises en cas de situations extrêmes et pertinence des propositions d’améliorations
Source(s): IRSN, France - gov
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 14 p.

In French: Ce rapport traite des évaluations complémentaires de sûreté, huit mois après la catastrophe de Fukushima. Bien que menées dans des délais extrêmement contraints, ces évaluations...


Recommendations for enhancing reactor safety in the 21st century
Source(s): NRC, United States of America - gov
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 83 p.

This report presents the Near-Term Task Force review of insights from the Fukushima Daiichi accident. It asses how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)'s scheme and regulations have prepared U.S. n...


White paper on disaster management 2011 - executive summary
Source(s): Cabinet Office, Japan - gov
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 17 p.

This year, the Great East Japan Earthquake is the focus of the Japan Cabinet Office white paper. This white paper shows the overview of the disaster and its countermeasures from various angles, summa...