Crisis Without End

Crisis Without End

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Explores the ramifications of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011, discussing the radiation risks in Japan, impact on the oceans, comparisons to Chernobyl, and implications for nuclear energy in America.

Perseus Publishing
On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine. A project of the Helen Caldicott Foundation and co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, this gathering was a response to widespread concerns that the media and policy makers had been far too eager to move past what are clearly deep and lasting impacts for the Japanese people and for the world. This was the first comprehensive attempt to address the health and environmental damage done by one of the worst nuclear accidents of our times.

The only document of its kind, Crisis Without End represents an unprecedented look into the profound aftereffects of Fukushima. In accessible terms, leading experts from Japan, the United States, Russia, and other nations weigh in on the current state of knowledge of radiation-related health risks in Japan, impacts on the world’s oceans, the question of low-dosage radiation risks, crucial comparisons with Chernobyl, health and environmental impacts on the United States (including on food and newborns), and the unavoidable implications for the U.S. nuclear energy industry.

Crisis Without End is both essential reading and a major corrective to the public record on Fukushima.

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This work on the human health and environmental impact of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is designed to be accessible to general readers and students, with scientific information explained in plain language and supplemented with b&w maps, photos, and illustrations, plus data and summary tables. Editor Helen Caldicott, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, gathers papers from international contributors including medical doctors, biologists, nuclear engineers, and policy makers, as well as experts in radiation and waste management, and even a member of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. For readers who need an overview, the book contains survey of 70 years of radioactive risks in Japan and America. Of special note is a chapter on data falsified by the World Health Organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Other topics include post-Fukushima food monitoring, the rate of congenital malformations in Ukraine due to radioactivity, the biological consequences of Fukushima and Chornobyl compared, and what is known about cancer risk from exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : The New Press, c2014
ISBN: 9781595589606
Branch Call Number: 363.1799 CRI
Characteristics: 243 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Caldicott, Helen


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