Annotated Bibliography

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 1

AnnotatedBibliography

Theproblem of Fukushima plant on the environment

Lochbaum,D. A., &amp Union of Concerned Scientists. (2014). Fukushima:The story of a nuclear disaster.

Thisbooks talks about the problem of Fukushima plant. It explains indetails the possible problems that could have been caused by thisnuclear plant that left many people dead. Fukushima plant led to thediscovery that nuclear plants could be dangerous. The book explainsthat the weakness in the plant could be due to operation flaws andoversight that lead to massive radiations into the sea.

Thebook tries to analyze the flaws in the plant and the mitigationmeasures in general. It also looks into depth at what could have beendone to avoid the major accident that left Japan and the world inshock. This book is particularly important in the report because itoffers an insight of what nuclear radiations can do if not wellcontrolled. It also tries to give some possible solutions to theproblem at hand.

Yoshida,F. (2002). Theeconomics of waste and pollution management in Japan.Tokyo, Japan: Springer.

Thisbook talks about environment pollution caused by modern technology inJapan. Among the discussed causes of pollution is the Fukushimanuclear plant. Fukushima, among other plants are some of the majorcauses of pollution in Japan. The plant agreed to play a major partin the same and promised to channel its waste to prevent furtherpossible environmental pollution.

Thebook further provides solutions to help prevent environmentalpollution as well as how to reverse the damage. Each company that isresponsible for pollution should be held responsible and should cleanup its waste. Every plant should set aside some finances to mitigateenvironment pollution. This book is helpful in the research becauseit provides solutions to environmental damage caused by plantsincluding the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Hong,S., Bradshaw, C. J., &amp Brook, B. W. (2013). Evaluating optionsfor the future energy mix of Japan after the Fukushima nuclearcrisis. EnergyPolicy,56,418-424.

Thisjournal discusses some of the solutions to Fukushima nuclear plant.It empathizes on the need to invest in other non nuclear means toprovide power in the country. Since the Fukushima nuclear accidentthat took place in 2011, Japan is considering using alternative meansof energy other than nuclear to prevent future nuclear accidentssimilar to the one that took place in 2011. The Japanese governmentis considering investing in nuclear free pathway to provide at least10-35 percent of energy in the country. This will help greatly ineasing off the pressure from nuclear plants. Consequently, this willprevent possible future accidents emanating from Fukushima nuclearplant. This article is crucial because it provides one of the majorsolutions of nuclear plants.

Buesseler,K., Aoyama, M., &amp Fukasawa, M. (2011). Impacts of the Fukushimanuclear power plants on marine radioactivity. Environmentalscience &amp technology,45(23),9931-9935.

Thisarticle analyzes the possible causes of the nuclear accident of 2011.It perceives that the Fukushima nuclear accident was caused by highconcentrations of radioactive isotopes from the nuclear plant. It isapparent that there is high concentration of radiations in the areasat the discharge point. This is a possible proof that the Fukushimacould have contributed to the accident of 2011 that claimed manypeople. The article discusses that at the time of the accident, therewas high release of isotopes in the ocean that could have facilitatedthe accident. It is also notable that other plants could have summedup the accident.

Thisarticle is relevant as it clearly depicts that the Fukushima nuclearplant played a great role in the nuclear accident. It also shows usthat the release of the nuclear materials into the ocean is ongoingand could be catastrophic if not well regulated.

References

Buesseler,K., Aoyama, M., &amp Fukasawa, M. (2011). Impacts of the Fukushimanuclear power plants on marine radioactivity. Environmentalscience &amp technology,45(23),9931-9935.

Hong,S., Bradshaw, C. J., &amp Brook, B. W. (2013). Evaluating optionsfor the future energy mix of Japan after the Fukushima nuclearcrisis. EnergyPolicy,56,418-424.

Lochbaum,D. A., &amp Union of Concerned Scientists. (2014). Fukushima:The story of a nuclear disaster.

Yoshida,F. (2002). Theeconomics of waste and pollution management in Japan.Tokyo, Japan: Springer.