Environmental sustainability in Fukushima nuclear crisis: Track 1: crisis management

Shigeo Atsuji, Peiran Su, Kazunori Ueda, Ryosuke Fujimoto, Nguyen Ngoc Thang

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The magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, were unavoidable natural disasters, but we consider the subsequent breakdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plants to be a catastrophe created not only by nuclear engineering systems but also by avoidable organizational errors – principally, neglect of nuclear safety issues without the necessary regulation both within the electric companies’ management and from the level of governmental policy making.

The present paper reviews, firstly, a complete re-thinking of the non-rational locations of atomic power plants, secondly, an analysis of the irrational decision-making of safety management and nuclear policy, thirdly, a suggestion about possibility of global ocean warming caused by effluent from nuclear power plant, finally, a rational proposal concerning the fade-out of nuclear power throughout the world. These proposals are made with a view to obtain sustainable decision-making for the future, not simply in light of the supply and demand of electrical power, but also in consideration of environmental aspects including the social system and the ecosystem. This paper is not criticism against the electric company and their government.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management World Congress: Management in Crisis - Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 Sep 20144 Sep 2014
http://www2.convention.co.jp/ifsam2014/ (Conference website)


ConferenceInternational Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management World Congress
Abbreviated titleIFSAM 2014
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  • organizational accident
  • decision-making
  • limits of administration
  • sustainability


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