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- Reliving History: April 9, 1979; Humanity's Nightmare. // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);4/4/2011 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 157 Issue 13/14, p20
The article points out that the threat of a potential meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan is similar to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and the runaway nuclear accidents at Chernobyl, Ukraine and Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania.
- Why is 'Radioactivity' Such A Scary Word? Rangarajan, S. // Chemical Business;Apr2011, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p6
The article discusses the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in the aftermath of earthquake and tsunami in Japan. According to the author, the core of four reactors have partially melted and the storage ponds where the spent reactor fuel is stored have been breached. He...
- Taking the Long View in a Time of Great Uncertainty INMM's International Role. Jekowski, Jack // Journal of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management;Fall2012, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p54
The article offers information on the 53rd annual meeting of the U.S.-based Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) at Orlando, Florida from July 15 to 19, 2012. Topics discussed at the event include concerns about challenges to nuclear materials management due to earthquake and tsunami...
- Nuclear futures. Stirling, Andrew; Macilray, Quentin; Taubman, Andrew; Shoshany, Gila // New Scientist;4/16/2011, Vol. 210 Issue 2808, p30
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in the March 26, 2011 issue on topics including the development of nuclear energy in Japan, the nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and the safety of nuclear technology.
- Nuclear Nightmare. Russell, Pam Radtke; Carr, Housley; Hunter, Pam; Rubin, Debra // ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/21/2011, Vol. 266 Issue 8, p14
This article discusses the impact of the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors on the nuclear industry in 2011. According to the article, the crisis threatens the revival of the industry as politicians want a temporary moratorium on nuclear power. It cites the decision of German...
- No going back. Marshall, Michael // New Scientist;8/27/2011, Vol. 211 Issue 2827, p4
The article discusses neighborhoods near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan which data from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology suggests will be uninhabitable for years due to radiation after the nuclear accident at the plant in March 2011.
- Panic stations. Lynas, Mark // New Statesman;3/21/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 5045, p30
In this article the author discusses the environmental impact of the 2011 Sendai earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunami and nuclear accident. A variety of topics are addressed including the numbers of dead in the earthquake, the damage done to several nuclear reactors in Japan and the...
- The Trouble with MOX. Blake, Mariah // New Republic;4/28/2011, Vol. 242 Issue 6, p9
An article is presented that reports on mixed-oxide fuel (MOX) as a fuel at nuclear power plants. MOX is a blend of uranium and plutonium and was in use at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant during its reactor accident following the March 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami. The article...
- Anatomy of an accident. Swinbanks, D. // Nature;11/28/1991, Vol. 354 Issue 6351, p259
Reveals the contents of a final report on the February 1991 nuclear power accident at Japan's Mihama plant by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Human error, defective technology, inadequate inspection procedures and lack of emergency instructions the cause.