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"The IAEA and Fukushima: Best Laid Plans, Reality Checks, and Doing It Better Next Time"

May 27, 2011: IAEA fact-finding team members visit the emergency diesel generator at Reactor Unit 6 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma, Japan. The generator was the only one to survive the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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"The IAEA and Fukushima: Best Laid Plans, Reality Checks, and Doing It Better Next Time"

International Security Program Seminar Series

Presentation, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

March 29, 2012

Author: Trevor Findlay, Senior Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security; Managing the Atom; Science, Technology, and Public Policy

 

Professor Findlay analyzed the response of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the March 2011 nuclear reactor disaster at Fukushima, Japan. He compared the expectations that the Agency, its member states, and other nuclear stakeholders had of the IAEA's role in such a situation with the harsh reality. Drawing on these insights, he suggested possibilities for strengthening the Agency's capacities for handling the next Fukushima. Professor Findlay's research is part of a comprehensive study on strengthening and reform of the IAEA that will be published later this year by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Canada.

 

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For Academic Citation:

Findlay, Trevor. "The IAEA and Fukushima: Best Laid Plans, Reality Checks, and Doing It Better Next Time." Presentation, International Security Program Seminar Series, Cambridge, Mass. International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 29, 2012.

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