Using natural disasters to instigate radical policy changes - the effect of Fukushima nuclear power plant accident on nuclear energy policies

Milošević, Zoran; Vesković, Miroslav; Gavrilov, Milivoj B.; Lukić, Tin; Marković, Slobodan B.
January 2013
Acta Geographica Slovenica;2013, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p182
Academic Journal
Natural disasters and their effects have evolved to reflect the complexities of the physical and human environments, and their interactions in the modern world. After the earthquake and the tsunami of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in March 2011 activists, lobbyist and reporters were quick to expose nuclear technology and demand if not an immediate closure, than at least a gradual phasing out of nuclear power plants. Further research on topics such as the safety of nuclear power plants, the environmental and social effects of radioactive contamination, and the potential of nuclear energy as a world power source has a critical role in this ongoing debate in order to reduce consumption of fossil fuels, and continuing rise in national energy demands for providing powerful motivators in the search for alternative energy sources.


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