Fukushima

Fukushima

by William Sargent
     
 

Fukushima takes an in-depth look at the March, 2011 nuclear disaster that occurred as a result of one the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Japan. In his lively and conversational writing style, Sargent puts the tragedy in useful context by exploring what led the Japanese to build 55 nuclear power plants on one of the most seismically active locations on

Overview

Fukushima takes an in-depth look at the March, 2011 nuclear disaster that occurred as a result of one the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Japan. In his lively and conversational writing style, Sargent puts the tragedy in useful context by exploring what led the Japanese to build 55 nuclear power plants on one of the most seismically active locations on Earth,Sargent helps us to see Japan's economic success story through the prism of its aggressive approach to energy independence while resisting new geological understandings of plate tectonics that would likely have changed their decision to build the plants along the geologic "ring of fire."Fukushima also takes us through the moment-by-moment decisions and miscommunications that created the worst nuclear disaster in our planet's history, demonstrating that there is no such thing as a fail-safe nuclear system. But Sargent's tale isn't all dark. He leaves us with a peak into a possible energy future that relies much more on clean energy and forces us to take a long, hard look at our reliance on nuclear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468198997
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Pages:
52
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

William Sargent is a consultant for the NOVA Science series and the author of over a dozen books on science and the environment. His latest book, "The Well From Hell; The BP Spill and the Endurance of Big Oil" is available at local bookstores and through http://www.strawberryhillpress.com.

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