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Nuclear Power: In the Wake of Fukushima

By: Manpreet Sethi (Ed.)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New Delhi, India, KW Publishers: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104346

ISBN: 9789381904022

Condition: New


Nuclear power faced its biggest challenge in 25 years when an earthquake and a tsunami of unprecedented proportions struck the Fukushima nuclear power station of Japan on March 11, 2011. Three operating nuclear reactors at the site automatically shutdown, just as they were designed to in such an eventuality. However, the gigantic tsunami that followed the temblor, rising to a height of 45 feet, disrupted the emergency core cooling system and caused the much dreaded loss of coolant accident, leading to varying degrees of core meltdown in the reactors. The Fukushima nuclear incident has worldwid... View more info