Fukushima Daiichi: Implications for carbon-free energy, nuclear nonproliferation, and community resilience

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  • Howard L. Hall

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    1. The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Department of Nuclear Engineering, The University of Tennessee, 303A Pasqua Engineering Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA
    • The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Department of Nuclear Engineering, The University of Tennessee, 303A Pasqua Engineering Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA.
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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

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