Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid


Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture.

Key Features

  • Reviews the history of Japan’s nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950’s to the present
  • Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan’s nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays
  • Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

Scientists and engineers in the nuclear industry, at research labs, and those serving as operators in the field. Also intended for government policymakers dealing with nuclear issues in Japan and policymakers in other countries that have nuclear power programs


No. of pages: 371
Language: English
Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
Published: 28th March 2019
Imprint: Elsevier
eBook ISBN: 9780128179611
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179604

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