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The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Future of Renewable Energy

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The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Future of Renewable Energy

Naoto Kan, Brett de de de Bary

42 Pages
Paperback
ISBN: 9781501726934
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Co

In a speech delivered in Japanese at Cornell University, Naoto Kan describes the harrowing days after a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In vivid language, he tells how he struggled with the possibility that tens of millions of people would need to be evacuated.

Cornell Global Perspectives is an imprint of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The works examine critical global challenges, often from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are intended for a non-specialist audience. The Distinguished Speaker series presents edited transcripts of talks delivered at Cornell, both in the original language and in translation.

About the Author

Naoto Kan is the former Prime Minister of Japan. He is an adviser on renewable energy for Japan's Technical Committee on Renewable Energy.

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