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dc.contributor.authorHindmarsh, Richard
dc.contributor.authorPriestley, Rebecca
dc.contributor.editorR. Hindmarsh and R. Priestly
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-29T22:17:49Z
dc.date.available2018-04-29T22:17:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn9781317568872
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315737041
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142064
dc.description.abstractThe immediate and remarkable effects of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) on March 11, 2011 (3/11), now widely referred to as the “Fukushima disaster,” or “Fukushima,” ranged from radiation leakages from the plant, which saw tens of thousands of citizens displaced from their homes, to the shutdown of Japan’s entire nuclear reactor fleet. Indeed, “the then Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, described the disaster as the worst crisis that Japan has had to face since the Second World War” (see Hasegawa 2013: 15). The effects of the disaster then rippled out internationally, causing unprecedented safety checks of nuclear power plants worldwide. Some countries, such as Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium, even decided to phase out nuclear power, whereas others made decisions against embracing or re-embracing nuclear power. Overall, Fukushima appears to have effected a slowdown in the growth rates of nuclear power.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317568889/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315737041-8
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain
dc.relation.ispartofchapter1
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Politics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160605
dc.titleThe Fukushima effect: traversing a new geopolitical terrain
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHindmarsh, Richard A.


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