Understanding the ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima: a “two-headed dragon” descends into the earth’s biosphere — The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

If you are interested in learning about Fukushima Daiichi and global nuclear energy in depth, I recommend you read Fujioka Atsushi’s article, “Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima: A “Two-Headed Dragon” Descends into the Earth’s Biosphere.” From a scientific perspective, this article explains the causes and effects of the March 2011 nuclear meltdowns, outlines the historical roots of global nuclear power plant expansion, and analyses the radiation impacts from Fukushima No. 1 as well as global impacts of nuclear power. Atsushi explores the following headings:

” Breaking Away from the ‘Celestial Fire’ of the Cosmos: The Formation of the Earth’s Biosphere

‘Nuclear Civilization’: Moving Backward in Cosmic History

From Meltdown to Melt-Through

March 15: The Largest Release of Radiation

March 21: A Second Massive Release of Radiation

The Formation of Contaminated ‘Hot Spots’

The Amount of Radiation Released from Fukushima Daiichi

Radioactive Water and Contamination in the Oceans

Comparison with Hiroshima

Comparison with Three Mile Island and Atmospheric Nuclear Tests

Comparison with Chernobyl

Amount of Radiation Lying Dormant in Fukushima Daiichi

The Fate of 2000 Tons of Damaged Nuclear Fuel

Prospects for Resident Health in Five Years and Beyond

In Place of a Conclusion “

Fujioka Atsushi, the author, is Professor of Economics, Ritsumeikan University and Planning Director, Kyoto Museum for World Peace. He is a specialist on the US nuclear economy, space and intelligence strategy, and economic conversion from military to civilian-oriented industry. Michael Bourdaghs, the translator, is Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature, University of Chicago. He is the author of The Dawn That Never Comes: Shimazaki Tōson and Japanese Nationalism, and editor of The Linguistic Turn in Contemporary Japanese Literary Studies: Textuality, Language, Politics.

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