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dc.contributor.advisorMackin, Thomas
dc.contributor.advisorBarrett, Frank
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Gerilee Wohlschlegel
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:16Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45815
dc.description.abstractThe Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown offers an unusual opportunity to examine and learn from Japan’s experience managing the forced, extended relocation of over 100,000 people. The objective of this study was to assess lessons the United States can incorporate into its disaster management plans from Japan’s experience managing the relocation of communities due to the widespread contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Four years after the catastrophe, Fukushima Prefecture estimates 119,000 residents are still living in temporary accommodations while remediation work continues in 11 municipalities. This comparative analysis of the Fukushima case approached the challenge of planning for recovery after a nuclear/radiological disaster from the perspective of managers with limited radiation management expertise. It examined the progress of recovery in the first four years and the management practices related to the relocation and resettlement of the most contaminated Fukushima communities. The primary recommendation is that states and communities require guidance and tools to use both to prepare for major radiological incidents and as post-incident job aids for managing disaster recovery. Leaders and planners will be able to apply the study’s detailed recommendations to enhance efforts to prepare for the intermediate and late-phase recovery from radiological disasters.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/lessonsfromfukus1094545815
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleLessons from Fukushima: relocation and recovery from nuclear catastropheen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster recoveryen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster planningen_US
dc.subject.authorFukushimaen_US
dc.subject.authorGreat East Japan Earthquakeen_US
dc.subject.authornuclearen_US
dc.subject.authorradiologicalen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster public informationen_US
dc.subject.authorstakeholder engagementen_US
dc.subject.authorrisk communicationen_US
dc.description.serviceDeputy Director, National Disaster Recovery Planning Division, Federal Emergency Management Agencyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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