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This combination ebook provides comprehensive coverage of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station plus our essential guide to nuclear power plants and nuclear energy. Eleven chapters and over 1,300 pages cover every aspect of the accident from the moment it began on March 11, 2011 following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

2011 Essential Guide to Nuclear Power Plants and Nuclear Energy: This authoritative guide provides up-to-date, official information on nuclear power plants and the nuclear energy industry with coverage of commercial reactor designs, safety, emergency preparedness, security, renewals, new designs, licensing, American plants, decommissioning, soviet plants, fuel cycle, and more. Contents include: Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) * Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) * Reactors by Region in the U.S. * March 2011 * List of Power Reactor Units * New Nuclear Plant Designs * Emergency Preparedness at Nuclear Power Plants * Emergency Planning Zones * Emergency Classification * Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness * Oversight of Nuclear Power Plants * Inspection Program * Nuclear Reactor Risk * Policy, Regulations, and Regulatory Framework * Seismic Issues for Existing Nuclear Power Plants * Environmental Monitoring * Underground Pipes at Nuclear Reactors * Reactor License Renewal * Nuclear Security * Security Inspections and Rulemaking * Force-on-Force Security Inspections * Nuclear Power for Electrical Generation Reactor Concepts Manual * Reactor Fuel Assemblies

Fukushima Accident: This thorough compilation of official information and documents includes material from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. government agencies, and official sources in Japan - providing an authoritative running narrative of the event as it happened hour by hour, plus important and little-known background data. TEPCO's latest roadmap for achieving a cool shutdown of the damaged reactors and dealing with the accident is covered. Expert testimony before the U.S. Senate and material from the NRC discusses the safety of U.S. nuclear facilities in light of the Fukushima accident; there is extensive discussion of the earthquake risk at California power plants, emergency planning for loss of coolant accidents, and preparations for public health impacts. Information from the EPA and FDA deals with the effects of radiation from Fukushima on the environment and food supply of the United States. A unique chapter provides the running account of TEPCO's problems and radiation leaks from the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Niigata Prefecture following a strong earthquake in 2007.

Contents: Chapter 1: Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station; Chapter 2: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Statements on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Through mid-April; Chapter 3: Japan Government Statements and Notices About the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis - including News Briefings by Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano, and Prime Minister Kan; Chapter 4: CRS Report for Congress - Fukushima Nuclear Crisis; Chapter 5: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Material; Chapter 6: American Government Agencies; Chapter 7: Energy Department Material; Chapter 8: Testimony before the U.S. Senate; Chapter 9: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Press Releases Regarding the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station after the Niigata-Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake (2007 Incident and Response).

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.

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