Evaluation of the Response to the Fukushima Accident : Health Physics

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Evaluation of the Response to the Fukushima Accident

Miska, Horst

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Health Physics 111(2):p 218-222, August 2016. | DOI: 10.1097/HP.0000000000000514


The cause for the severity of the Fukushima nuclear accident is explained, and the radiological consequences are assessed. Moreover, the non-radiological effects are critically evaluated and failures in onsite and offsite emergency response highlighted. In conclusion, disregarding the principle of justification, the evacuation of residents and hospital patients was implemented too rigorously, resulting in unnecessary fatalities due to the protective action.

© 2016 by the Health Physics Society

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