Author Suzuki, Yasuhiro, author
Title Genpatsu to Katsudanso. English
Active faults and nuclear regulation : background to requirement enforcement in Japan / by Yasuhiro Suzuki
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xi, 76 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Note The active fault problem in relation to nuclear power plants: current issues -- Reasons why the threat of active faults has been neglected in Japan -- Actual cases in which active faults were underrated -- Active fault surveys at nuclear power plant sites: Actions taken by the NRA and their impact -- How should we move forward? New regulatory requirement and frameworks
This book reviews the active faults around nuclear power plants in Japan and recommends an optimal method of nuclear power regulation controlled by the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan. The active faults around nuclear power plants have been underestimated in Japan since the latter half of the 20th century. However, based on the lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, the book sheds light on why the risks of active faults were underestimated, and discusses the optimal scientific method of assessing those risks. Further, the author shares his experiences in the new standard for nuclear regulation creation team and in the active fault survey at the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan. This book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, academic and policy-makers, as well as non-experts interested in nuclear safety
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Nuclear power plants -- Law and legislation -- Japan
Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Government policy
Geophysics/Geodesy
Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
Nuclear Energy
Natural Hazards
Structural Geology
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