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Keywords:

  • Nuclear nonproliferation;
  • Nuclear emergency response;
  • Community resilience;
  • Station blackout;
  • Radioactive contamination

Abstract

Implications of the nuclear power plant accidents at Fukushima Daiichi are explored in this commentary. In addition to questions of nuclear reactor regulatory standards, broader implications on noncarbon-emitting energy production, nuclear nonproliferation objectives, and community resilience and emergency response against catastrophic events are explored. Integr Environ Assess Manag 2011;7:406–408. © 2011 SETAC