Anthology of disaster at Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima-1

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M.N. Tikhonov


Inter-Sectoral Expert-Certification, Scientific-Technical and Control Center of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, International Scientists’ Club Saint-Petersburg Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg, 31, Mokhovaya St., 191028


The extensive material about the origin and deepening up to turning into a disaster and the elimination of an emergency at the nuclear power plant Fukushima-1 is systematized and generalized based on the analysis of public government data and results of scientific researches. The events that have resulted in the destruction of buildings and structures, loss of life, evacuation of the population from the zone of radioactive contamination are presented chronologically. The article demonstrates the large scale and complexity of problems existing in the field of ensuring the nuclear and radiation safety of the population. The ways to minimize the risk of accidents and reduce the risk of negative impacts on the environment and public health are described. The ideas about the different approaches of the countries of the world to the prospects of the nuclear power development taking into account the consequences of the accident at the nuclear power plant Fukushima-1 are specified. The comparative characteristics of different types of technical solutions in terms of safety are provided.

nuclear power engineering industry, nuclear power plant, radiation accident, emergency situation, radioactive contamination, radiation safety, health risks
Tikhonov M.N. Anthology of disaster at Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima-1. Health Risk Analysis, 2015, no. 1, pp. 82-102. DOI: 10.21668/health.risk/2015.1.11.eng
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