Global Boiling by Nuclear Heated Ocean: Unstoppable Atomic Generations Global Boiling by Nuclear Heated Ocean : Unstoppable Atomic Generations

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Abstract

Hiroyuki Itsuki has said that Fukushima was a 'second war defeat'. Japan, which suffered the atomic bombing of 'Hiroshima' and 'Nagasaki' in the Second World War, wasonce again visited by a nuclear incident at Fukushima. After the world war, the state wasdefeated but the natural environment was preserved. Conversely, at Fukushima, thenatural environment was lost and people were robbed of their livelihood, with the statealone remaining intact. Historically, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have taken only retrospective action in the event of nuclear-related accidents, disasters, or mishaps, while current law is insufficient and ineffectual in the face of the nuclear issue. Meanwhile, the management of the electric-power companies in charge of nuclear operations, such as the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in the case of the Fukushima nuclear accident, has also been lax both in its preventive measures against accidents and disasters and in its risk awareness. Even after the accident, its response can only be called inadequate.This article reviews, firstly, outlines the 'unstoppable' nature of nuclear generation as exemplified by the lifecycle of nuclear reactor technology, the decommissioning of reactors, and the nuclear-waste disposal problem; secondly, traces the roles in the JCO nuclear-fuel criticality accident of failed management in the form of the power companies, and government in the form of the 'nuclear-electricity regulatory authorities' and 'fuzzy policy'; finally,highlights 'ocean-temperature' rise in the northern hemisphere, specifically the NorthPacific, Arctic and North Atlantic, perhaps as a result of the thermal effluent from 435nuclear reactors in the northern hemisphere which is an insidious product of today'snuclear industry.

Journal

  • 情報研究 : 関西大学総合情報学部紀要

    情報研究 : 関西大学総合情報学部紀要 (41), 1-23, 2014-08

    関西大学

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120005688078
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10484636
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    1341-156X
  • NDL Article ID
    025804545
  • NDL Call No.
    Z22-B140
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR 
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