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Nuclear power after Japan: the social dimensions

Citation Butler, C. Parkhill, K. Pidgeon, N Nuclear power after Japan: the social dimensions. 2011. https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.2011.623051.
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Author(s) Butler, C. Parkhill, K. Pidgeon, N
Opus Title Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
Pages 3-14
Volume 53
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.2011.623051

The article discusses the social aspects and public debate concerning nuclear power following the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011. Government policy on the use of nuclear power to increase energy security and decarbonize electricity in countries including Great Britain, Germany, and Japan, economic aspects of nuclear power, and public opinion following nuclear incidents. Other topics include ethical issues related to the safety of nuclear power, the portrayal of nuclear power in the media, and the cultural framing of nuclear power.