Sunday, March 11, 2012


Bortz, Alfred B. Meltdown: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future.
The Great Tohuku Earthquake occurred a year ago today. It led to a tsunami that devastated Japan, and also to considerable damage at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. This damage resulted in radiation leaks that caused huge areas to be evacuated. This book does a great job at covering the events that occurred, what the result of those events were, and how the failure of this plant to withstand a natural disaster has implications on the types of energy that we use. There is a chapter that covers failures at other energy plants, notably Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Plentiful illustrations, maps and sidebars make this an especially valuable addition to a nonfiction collection.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review on this anniversary.

    The maps and other information are excellent resources.