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Nuclear accident ABCs

Source(s):  Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

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 describes: (i) the reactor building; (ii) the way fuel damage occurs and its consequences; (iii) radioactivity release pathways; (iv) partial and (v) complete meltdown processes; and (vi) radioactive isotopes specification, influence on human health and the related preventive measures.



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  • Nuclear accident ABCs
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 2 p.

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