Rebuilding Trust after Fukushima

Hobson, Christopher (2015). Rebuilding Trust after Fukushima. Fukushima Global Communication Programme Working Paper Series. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

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    Author Hobson, Christopher
    Title Rebuilding Trust after Fukushima
    Series Title Fukushima Global Communication Programme Working Paper Series
    Volume/Issue No. 4
    Publication Date 2015-03
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    Pages 7
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper focuses on the lessons that can be learned from the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant following the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011. There has been a strong path dependency with the Fukushima disaster, with decisions made during the initial response period having a determinative impact on the subsequent recovery process. It is suggested that more focus needs to be placed on the social dimensions of the recovery process, such as rebuilding trust and restoring a sense of security and wellbeing for affected people. It is particularly important that lessons are taken from the Fukushima nuclear accident because the combination of aging infrastructure interacting with a natural hazard to trigger a technological disaster is a scenario that is likely to become increasingly common in the future.
    UNBIS Thesaurus MAN-MADE DISASTERS
    NATURAL DISASTERS
    NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS
    INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
    RADIATION
    Keyword Fukushima
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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