Fukushima Daiichi Accident

Fukushima Daiichi Accident

This information paper describes in detail the causes of the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011 and the actions taken since.

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Fukushima Daiichi Accident FAQ

What happened at Fukushima Daiichi? What are the health effects? What will be done with the stored water? What are the lessons learned?

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Safety of Nuclear Power Reactors

From the outset, there has been a strong awareness of the potential hazard of both nuclear criticality and release of radioactive materials. Both engineering and operation are designed accordingly. 

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WNN Report: Reflecting on the impacts of Fukushima Daiichi

The slow-down in the development of nuclear energy globally, as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi accident, poses dire consequences for our fight against climate change.

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WNN Report: Nuclear safety bolstered since Fukushima accident says Grossi

The March 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant "galvanised the international community.

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WNN Report - NEA assesses the cause and impact of Fukushima accident

WNN article on a new report from OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. 

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Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes

Nuclear power plants are designed to withstand earthquakes, and in the event of major earth movement, to shut down safely.

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Liability for Nuclear Damage

Operators of nuclear power plants are liable for any damage caused by them, regardless of fault. They therefore normally take out insurance for third party liability, and in most countries they are required to do so. 

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Is radiation safe?

Radiation occurs naturally and comes from sources all around us, including our own bodies. Radiation is often misunderstood, but helps save lives and cure disease

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What are the effects of nuclear accidents?

There have only been two major accidents at nuclear power plants, and their impacts have been far less severe than widely feared. Nuclear is the safest energy source we use anywhere in the world.

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Nuclear Radiation and Health Effects

Natural sources account for most of the radiation we all receive each year. Up to a quarter originates mainly from medical procedures. 

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Japan: Nuclear Power

Japan needs to import some 90% of its energy requirements. Nuclear energy has been a national strategic priority since 1973. Following the 2011 Fukushima accident this policy was reviewed and reaffirmed.

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Japan: Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Japan has a full nuclear fuel cycle set-up, including enrichment and reprocessing of used fuel for recycle. Nuclear energy has been a national strategic priority since 1973.

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