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Editors: Gerard K. Sutton and Joseph A. Cassalli
Book Description:
The March 11th 2011, earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan followed by the nuclear crisis are having a large negative impact on the economy of Japan but a lesser effect on world trade and financial markets. Japan has lost considerable physical and human capital. In excess of 27,000 persons in Japan have been killed or are missing, and more than 202,000 homes and other buildings have been totally or partially damaged. The negative effects of the earthquake and tsunami are being compounded by the continuing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear reactors and the resulting evacuations, radioactive contamination and shortages of electricity; continuing aftershocks and the extensive damage to infrastructure, homes, manufacturing plants and other buildings. This book explores the catastrophe in Japan with a focus on economic and trade effects, as well as food and agriculture implications and the Fukushima nuclear crisis. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-ix

Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Economic Effects and Implications for the United States
(Dick K. Nanto, William H. Cooper, J. Michael Donnelly, Renee Johnson) pp.1-20

Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Food and Agriculture Implications
(Renee Johnson) pp.21-34

Monitoring of Radioactive Contaminants for Agricultural and Livestock Products (in Relation to the Accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant) pp.35-36

Handling of Provisional Regulation Values for Radioactive Iodine in Fishery Products pp.37-40

Japan 2011 Earthquake: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Response
(Andrew Feickert, Emma Chanlett-Avery) pp.41-50

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
(Richard J. Campbell, Mark Holt) pp.51-58

The Japanese Nuclear Incident: Technical Aspects
(Jonathan Medalia) pp.59-76

Effects of Radiation from Fukushima Daiichi on the U.S. Marine Environment
(Eugene H. Buck, Harold F. Upton) pp.77-84

NRC Frequently Asked Questions Related to the March 11, 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
(United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission) pp.85-92

Frequently Asked Questions about the Japan Nuclear Crisis - "What Do I Need to Know to Protect Myself" pp.93-96

Written Statement of Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee pp.97-102

Testimony of Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, before the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee pp.103-106

Statement of Thomas B. Cochran, PhD., Senior Scientist, Nuclear Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and its Implications for U.S. Nuclear Power Reactors pp.107-134

Chapter Sources pp.135-136

Index pp.137-145

   Series:
      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 1454
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-335-8
   Status: AV
  
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