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Title Learning from Fukushima : nuclear power in East Asia / edited by Peter Van Ness and Mel Gurtov ; with contributions from Andrew Blakers [and 13 others].

Publication Info. Acton, ACT : ANU Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 360 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part 1. The state of the nuclear industry. Nuclear energy policy issues in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear accident / Tatsujiro Suzuki -- The French exception : the French nuclear power industry and its influence on political plans to transition to a new energy system / Christina Stuart -- Energy subsidies : global estimates, causes of variance, and gaps for the nuclear fuel cycle / Doug Koplow -- Part 2. Country studies. A new normal? The changing future of nuclear energy in China / M.V. Ramana and Amy King -- Protesting policy and practice in South Korea's nuclear energy industry / Lauren Richardson -- Control or manipulation? Nuclear power in Taiwan / Gloria Kuang-Jung Hsu -- Enhancing nuclear energy cooperation in ASEAN : regional norms and challenges / Mely Caballero-Anthony and Julius Cesar I. Trajano -- Part 3. The real costs of going nuclear. Health implications of ionising radiation / Tilman A. Ruff -- Nuclear energy and its ecological byproducts : lessons from Chernobyl and Fukushima / Timothy A. Mousseau and Anders P. Møller -- Part 4. A post-nuclear future. Decommissioning nuclear power reactors / Kalman A. Robertson -- Sustainable energy options / Andrew Blakers -- Lessons of Fukushima: Nine reasons why / Peter Van Ness.
Summary Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan. It evolved into a collaborative and comprehensive investigation of whether nuclear power was a realistic energy option for East Asia, especially for the 10 member-countries of ASEAN, none of which currently has an operational nuclear power plant. We address all the questions that a country must ask in considering the possibility of nuclear power, including cost of construction, staffing, regulation and liability, decommissioning, disposal of nuclear waste, and the impact on climate change. The authors are physicists, engineers, biologists, a public health physician, and international relations specialists. Each author presents the results of their work.
Biography Peter Van Ness is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of International Relations, The Australian National University. Mel Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, Oregon, USA.
Subject Nuclear power plants -- East Asia.
Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment -- East Asia.
Nuclear power plants -- Health aspects -- East Asia.
Nuclear power plants -- East Asia -- Evaluation.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
Nuclear power plants. (OCoLC)fst01040436
Nuclear power plants -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01040555
Nuclear power plants -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01040562
Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment. (OCoLC)fst01040637
East Asia. (OCoLC)fst01243628
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Van Ness, Peter, editor.
Gurtov, Melvin, editor.
Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Learning from Fukushima. Acton, ACT : ANU Press, [2017] (DLC) 2018410063
ISBN 9781760461409 (electronic bk.)
1760461407 (electronic bk.)
9781760461393 (paperback)
1760461393 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000060447850
AU@ 000061498096
GBVCP 1014945194

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