Fukushima Aftermath

Fukushima Aftermath and Implications for Political Activism

The Fukushima Aftermath Series (FA Series)is a series at Wikibooks; this book is merely the series introduction. It is anticipated to be structured to serve the needs of two and four year institutions of higher education and also for in a course outline available at Wikiversity. The first book is Fukushima Aftermath: Diablo Nuclear Renaissance or Industry Meltdown?

Pursuant to the policy stated at the Wikibooks Manual of Style, please note that "several books on one topic but with differing aspects can exist". The aspect which some editors wish to emphasize may be better served by a different book on the same topic. In order to build consensus, the Fukushima Aftermath Series established in its first book a focus on highly specific topics, ie., one specific nuclear plant.

"Technopoly is a state of culture... state of mind... the deification of technology, which means that the culture seeks its authorization in technology... its satisfactions... its orders..." - Neil Postman [1]

Preface Edit

Reader information: series catalog Edit

  • This book, full title of which is Fukushima Aftermath and Implications for Political Activism, which will focus on the Fukushima-Daiichi event series in greater detail and be a resource for other books in the series.
  • Fukushima Aftermath: Diablo Nuclear Renaissance? (FA:DNC). Note that completion does not mean that editing ceases, merely that a stable initial "version" has reached a certain level of completeness which meets consensus for a definition of a completed wikibook. Editing continues as the book is updated and improved and the

This particular book will provide material pertinent to FA:DNC which will be of interest to subsequent books focused on different powerplants, the direction of nuclear energy policy subsequent to the Fukushima Daiichi incident, and related topics.

Faculty note: Intended audience Edit

This book covers a complex multidisciplinary topic; it may be suitable as a supplementary text for the following undergraduate modules, units and courses:political science, sociology, social philosophy and business management. It may also be of interest for the study of ethics, environmental studies or science and society. While it explains applied science for arts and sciences majors, its' topic area may be useful in humanities electives for science majors. It may also be useful to researchers including those preparing papers for journalism and law school courses, reporters, and for those assembling information and resources for graduate level theses or dissertations. These books may also be of use to staff of public and private agencies preparing position papers on nuclear energy policy.

Being freely available to all students the book can serve as a resource for seminars even if one disagrees with the content or finds it to be oversimplified.

The text covers a difficult area that straddles the humanities and science faculties. It is probably more oriented towards the scientist who needs a scientific insight into philosophical theory rather than vice versa.

The basic problem presented by the Fukushima disaster Edit

US public opinion shifts in the aftermath Edit

Overview of the problematic history of nuclear energy Edit

Closeup on a problematic event in the history of nuclear energy Edit

Public health impacts of nuclear power plants Edit

US Department of Energy Edit

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Edit
Office of Reactor Safety Edit

Nuclear waste Edit

Radiation Edit

Yucca Mountain Edit

Markey letter Edit

Section Five: Post-Fukushima Daiichi developments/ Edit

Who's Who Edit

APPENDIX A: Online resources Edit

Online resources for nuclear energy research Edit

Online resources for Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident research Edit

Wikibooks on related topics Edit

Online resources for the Fukushima Daiichi events Edit

How to help build this wikibook= Edit

For contributors: Core principles Edit

Fukushima Aftermath/Series Manual of Style Edit

Appendix B: Further readings Edit

Contributors Edit

The major contributions to this series to date are as follows:

  • General editor: Geoffery Bard, former member of the now-defunct Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International and who has participated in public meetings of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the OCAW Solidarity Project
  • Technical support: Adrignola and QuiteUnusual
  • Administrative support: Adrignola and QuiteUnusual
  • Copyediting: Matisse
  • Writing: Wikipedia contributors credited on links from the article pages.

References Edit