A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Book - 2017 | English edition.
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The strongest earthquake in Japanese history hit the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, in the aftermath, Japan experienced its worst nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi (Fukushima #1, or 'Ichi-F') nuclear plant. One of the workers in the cleanup effort gives an insider's look in this unique graphic memoir.
Audience: T, ages 13+.
Publisher: New York : Kodansha Comics, [2017]
Edition: English edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781632363558
Branch Call Number: Tatsu
Characteristics: 550 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm


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Dec 04, 2017

Slow plodding decommissioning & clean up on a nuclear power plant & surrounding area not sexy.
However, I learned a lot from safety protocols, construction subcontracting game, working in disposable suits, daily pay (standby & actual work) to the local themselves.
Author/artist debunked conspiracy reports by reporters from safety to alleged hiring of organized crime when tattooed people were local fisherman be identified if they drowned.
The all-guys camaraderie & fear of radiation level were so palpable. Weird he got more internal radiation during time in Tokyo than Fukushima or wearing a mask to preserve his identity & continue get the inside scoop.
Truth is stranger than usual manga fiction with you are there format.

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