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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
E. S. Marmar, Alcator C-Mod Group
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 3 | April 2007 | Pages 261-265
Technical Paper | Alcator C-Mod Tokamak | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1421
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
To introduce this special issue, this paper gives a brief overview of the key themes in the Alcator C-Mod tokamak research program. These include energy, particle and momentum transport, wave-plasma interactions, boundary and divertor physics and technology, macrostability including disruptions and their mitigation, and advanced tokamak scenarios with profile control and noninductive current drive.