Evacuation and decontamination in response to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident
Y. Hatamura Hatamura Institute for the Advancement of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Although the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant accident had no direct radiation-caused fatalities, the inadequately organized evacuation process caused deaths among vulnerable groups such as the elderly. As many as 160,000 residents were and still are evacuated from the area. This chapter reviews problems in evacuation and its effects on evacuees. It also looks at decontamination issues.
The Fukushima accident had no direct fatalities caused by radiation released initially to the ...
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