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Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid

Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry

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Authors:

Noriko Hikosaka Behling, Thomas G. Behling, ... Shunsuke Managi

Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid

Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry

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    Chapter 1 - Beginnings: Japan Aims High

    Pages 1-37

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    Chapter 2 - Successes and Failures of Big National Projects

    Pages 39-76

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    Chapter 3 - Commercialization of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

    Pages 77-119

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    Chapter 4 - The Build-Out of Japan's Nuclear Power Industry

    Pages 121-153

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    Chapter 5 - The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

    Pages 155-206

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    Chapter 6 - Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal

    Pages 207-226

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    Chapter 7 - Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities

    Pages 227-252

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    Chapter 8 - Status and Health of Japan's Nuclear Industry

    Pages 253-278

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    Chapter 9 - Creating a Viable Zero-Accident Nuclear Energy Culture

    Pages 279-311

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    Appendix A - Cancelled Nuclear Power Reactors

    Pages 313-315

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    Appendix B - Impact of Accident Costs on Cost of Power (in MWh)

    Pages 317-318

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    Appendix C - Abbreviations and Acronyms

    Pages 319-322

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    Appendix D - 2018 Code of Ethics From the Japan Atomic Energy Society

    Pages 323-328

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    Appendix E - Japan’s Nuclear Energy Policy (Excerpts)

    Pages 329-344

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    Index

    Pages 345-353

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Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture.

Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture.

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  • Reviews the history of Japan’s nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present
  • Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan’s nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays
  • Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety
  • Reviews the history of Japan’s nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present
  • Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan’s nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays
  • Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

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ISBN

978-0-12-817960-4

Language

English

Published

2019

Copyright

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier

Authors

Noriko Hikosaka Behling

Thomas G. Behling

Mark C. Williams

Shunsuke Managi