Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident: An Integrated Perspective


Publishing date
06 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 Jan 2014

Lead Editor

1ISSA Technology, Germantown, Md 20876, USA

2Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

3Ecole Centrale Paris and Supelec and Energy Department, Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy

4Integrated Safety Assessment Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

5Nuclear Knowledge Management Institute, Gersthofer straße 162, 1180 Vienna, Austria


Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident: An Integrated Perspective

Description

The extraordinary destruction caused by the powerful earthquake and consequent flooding unleashed on the East Coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, tremendously impacted not only Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station and the local region but also the international nuclear community as well. The unprecedented damage and radiological release caused by the earthquake and tsunami exposed a number of potential nuclear plant vulnerabilities that are being globally addressed to this day. The lessons learned by the nuclear community are expected to further enhance the defense-in-depth capabilities of nuclear plants against similarly unprecedented events.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will shed new light on the Fukushima accident, which may help develop an improved, integrated perspective of human, technological, and organizational factors. We also welcome submissions from investigators that address their own analyses of the numerous observations reported thus far. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in evaluating the adequacy of design basis and defense in depth of the current nuclear power plant fleet in light of the Fukushima accident
  • In-depth analysis of the Fukushima accident and associated phenomenological aspects in consideration of the vast body of observations and analyses reported thus far
  • How to cope with beyond-design-basis external events affecting multiple units and improve resilience of the whole system including design, accident management, and emergency response
  • How the probabilistic safety analysis (PSA) should be adjusted to address the site risk from potential multiunit events and issues related to level-3 PSA
  • How safety goal and regulatory framework should be amended in light of the Fukushima accident
  • Analysis of socioeconomic implications of nuclear accidents in terms of environmental impact, accident cost, liability, and compensation mechanisms
  • Insights gained from post-Fukushima safety evaluations of various countries

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 213919
  • - Editorial

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident: An Integrated Perspective

Inn Seock Kim | Akira Omoto | ... | Yanko Yanev
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 841895
  • - Research Article

Containment Depressurization Capabilities of Filtered Venting System in 1000 MWe PWR with Large Dry Containment

Sang-Won Lee | Tae-Hyub Hong | ... | Hyeong-Taek Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 345729
  • - Research Article

Development of Instrument Transmitter Protecting Device against High-Temperature Condition during Severe Accidents

Min Yoo | Sung Min Shin | Hyun Gook Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 123240
  • - Review Article

Insights on Accident Information and System Operations during Fukushima Events

Man Cheol Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 874134
  • - Research Article

Estimation of Intervention Distances for Urgent Protective Actions Using Comparative Approach of MACCS and InterRAS

Mazzammal Hussain | Salah Ud-Din Khan | ... | Shahab Ud-Din Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 980418
  • - Research Article

Extended Station Blackout Coping Capabilities of APR1400

Sang-Won Lee | Tae Hyub Hong | ... | Hyeong-Taek Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 150985
  • - Research Article

A Critical Heat Generation for Safe Nuclear Fuels after a LOCA

Jae-Yong Kim | Dong-Bock Kim | ... | Young-Doo Kwon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 206258
  • - Research Article

Study on Nuclear Accident Precursors Using AHP and BBN

Sujin Park | Huichang Yang | ... | Rahman Khalil Ur
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
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