What will the impact of the accident at Fukushima be on nuclear safety in France and in the rest of the world? For Japan and for the nuclear industry, there will be a before and an after Fukushima.
- A new approach to nuclear Safety (6'35")
What will be the impact of the accident at Fukushima on nuclear safety in France and in the rest of the world? For Japan and for the nuclear industry, there will be a before and an after Fukushima.
- Contamination of people and the environment (7'34")
Six months after Fukushima’s disaster, most of the areas devastated by the earthquake and then by the tsunami on 11 March 2011, have been cleaned up.
But on the site of the nuclear plant, the cores of the three damaged reactors must still be cooled by water injection, and radioactive particles that were released still pollute the surrounding lands.
A contamination that needs to be reduced to minimize the doses in foods, limit health problems and save the economy of the region.
- Living with radioactivity - Measures, maps and standards. (8'21")
From the 12th of March 2011, carried by the winds, the radioactive particles expelled from the damaged reactors reached the city of Fukushima, located sixty kilometers of the nuclear plant.
Six months later, the ambient radioactivity reaches in some areas of the city more than 3 microSieverts per hour, about 25 millisievert per year. The 300,000 residents are not evacuated and must learn to live with the risk of contamination.
- Crops and food protection (8'16")
Six months after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, up to eighty miles of the nuclear plant, we measure abnormally high radioactivity levels, especially in areas where it did rain or snow after March 15.
Deposits of the particles released by the three damaged reactors have not only contaminated the land, but also the sea, where tons of highly contaminated water used to try to cool the reactor core were scattered.
The future for Japan and its population is focused on food issues.
- The response of the Japanese society (5'44")
Since the accident at Fukushima, the population of contaminated territories organize themselves to deal with the consequences of radioactivity.
The inhabitants of the region of Fukushima learn to measure contamination but also experiments, trying to discover, with the help of scientists, how they will, nevertheless, be able to continue to use their land and their livelihood.