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Fukushima

The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

By David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists
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Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists

Fukushima (2014) tells the story of how one of the biggest tsunamis in Japan’s history combined with government neglect, corporate interest and propaganda to create the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. The book was written by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit that brings together science and political advocacy.

  • Anyone who believes nuclear energy is “safe”
  • People who want to know more about the Fukushima disaster

David Lochbaum is the director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and one of the United States’ top nuclear experts.

Edwin Lyman is a senior scientist in the UCS Global Security Program. He specializes in nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear safety.

Susan Q. Stranahan is an award-winning journalist who has written about the environment and energy for over three decades. Some of her other books include Sesquehanna, River of Dreams and Beyond the Flames.

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