Japan: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster 2011


In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and generated three meltdowns, marking the biggest nuclear incident since the Chernobyl Disaster.

Many of the temporary storage sites for soil and waste contaminated by radiation are located in areas vulnerable to disasters.
Asahi Shimbun Company, the
Will the restarted nuclear power plants that have passed the conformity assessment following the Fukushima disaster be able to withstand such an earthquake?
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
In order to minimise suffering in future nuclear accidents, there are important lessons from March 2011 that must be learned.
Conversation Media Group, the
Japan is again debating the role of nuclear power in its energy mix as the resource-poor country aims to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050 to fight global warming.
Thomson Reuters
Experts found that a higher level of safety could be incorporated into existing nuclear power plants by adhering to more demanding requirements.
International Atomic Energy Agency
The village/town-university collaboration provides the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction with a model for developing a multi-disciplinary and multi-hazard approach to public DRR policy during the recovery phase of a nuclear accident.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Eight years after the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and two years after the Japanese government lifted evacuation orders in areas of Namie and Iitate, radiation levels remain too high for the safe return of thousands of Japanese citizen

Greenpeace International
New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The study calls for decision makers to first consider remediation rather than relocation.
University of Bristol

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 contrasts their ‘epistemic culture’ with that of the

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

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 writing. It consists of a report by the IAEA Director

International Atomic Energy Agency