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- Publisher: Scribe Publications
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 208mm x 22mm | 280g
- Publication date: 1 July 2013
- Publication City/Country: Carlton North
- ISBN 10: 1922070165
- ISBN 13: 9781922070166
- Sales rank: 1,117,229
In this illuminating and persuasive account, Richard Broinowski puts the Fukushima nuclear disaster in context and examines what it meant for the international nuclear insustry, and why some countries are abandoning nuclear power while others continue to put their faith in this dangerous technology.
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Richard Broinowski is a former Australian diplomat, a former Australian ambassador--to Cuba, the Central American republics, Mexico, South Korea, and Vietnam--and a former adjunct professor at both the University of Canberra and the University of Sydney. He is the author of "Fact or Fission?: The Truth About Australia's Nuclear Ambitions."
"The earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that brought Japan close to collapse in the days and weeks that followed 11 March 2011 also helped prise open a window into the way that for more than five decades high officials of state had colluded to create, cosset, and expand the nuclear industry, minimising safety concerns and evading democratic supervision. The result was a crisis of a depth and complexity hitherto unknown, from which author Broinowski doubts that the Japanese industry can recover ... His book offers a lucid guide to the events and their implications, not only for Japan but also for the world." --Gavan McCormack, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University