Tokaimura (Japan's Sep. 30, 1999) Nuclear Accident:
It's Causes, Health & Environmental Effects

Freshman Seminar:  Technology & Environment
Professor Najmedin Meshkati
Fall 1999
University of Southern California

 Part Three:  Works Cited

BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency).  “Japan: Government Risked Irradiating Workers To Stop Nuke Reaction.”   October 11, 1999.

British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring Asia Pacific.  “’Prompt Criticality’ Might Have Set Off Nuclear Accident.” October 14, 1999.

Chicago Tribune. “Japanese Plant Kept On Pumping Out Radiation.” October 11, 1999.

Coleman, Joseph.  "Japan May Close Reactor After Fuel Processing Accident."  Associated Press, AP Worldstream:  October 7, 1999

The Daily Yomiuri.  “Firms Seek Compensation From JCO.”  October 22, 1999.

The Daily Yomiuri.  “Experts Analyze Extent of JCO Plant Accident.”  November 5, 1999.

Efron, Sonni. “Radiation Threat Gone, Japan Says, But Some Skeptical; Asia: Government Says Medical And Contamination Tests Come Out Clean, Lifts Order That Kept  Thousand Indoors. Reactor Expert Says Effort To Avert Panic ‘Distorts The Truth.’”  Los Angeles Times: October 2, 1999.

Efron, Sonni. “Scientists Fear Wider Risk in Japan Accident.”  Los Angeles Times:  October 5, 1999

Efron, Sonnie, and Reitman, Valerie.  “Shortcomings Surface At Nuclear Site; Japan: Plant Admits To Lack Of Precautions, Training, And Use Of Illegal Timesaver Manual.”  Los Angeles Times: October 3, 1999.

Farley, Maggie and Reitman, Valerie.  “Nuclear Reliance, Unease Grow in Japan; Asia:   Even as Concerns Multiply, the Nation Moves Ahead with Plans to Expand its Atomic   Industry.”  Los Angeles Times: October 6, 1999.

French, Howard W. “The Overview; Japanese Fuel Plant Spews Radiation After  Accident”.  New York Times: October 1, 1999.

International Atomic Energy Agency.  “Report on the Preliminary Fact Finding Mission Following the Accident at the Nuclear    Fuel Processing Facility in Tokaimura, Japan.”  Vienna, Austria: November 26, 1999.

Kyodo News Service, Japan Economic Newswire. “Science Agency Blamed For Nuke Accident Report.”  November 5, 1999.

Lochner, Tom.  “Berkeley, California: Nuclear Lab Sets Up Radiation Testing”, Contra Costa Times: 1999.

Reitman, Valerie.  "Town Faces Emotional Fallout After Japan's Nuclear Accident."  Los Angeles Times:  November 20, 1999.

Tolbert, Kathryn.  “Nuclear Spill May Be Worse Than Reported, Japan to Test More People for Radiation.” Washington Post: October 8, 1999.

*For more information, visit these sites online:

Adobe file for entire IAEA Report

IAEA's International Nuclear Event Scale

Japan Nuclear Accident Reference
New Scientist: Critical Failure International: The Human Error Behind a Disaster International: Can It Happen Here? World Affairs: The Lessons of Tokaimura
Time Magazine’s Articles on Tokaimura,2645,,00.html
The Uranium Institute

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