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The ebook outlines the regulatory surroundings for catastrophe prevention and administration in wide social, monetary and political context. the 1st 1/2 the ebook focuses as a rule on Japan, specially the ‘3-11’ occasions: the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku quarter on eleven March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant radiation leaks. the second one part makes a speciality of the united states (the simply different Asia-Pacific state to have skilled a major nuclear emergency), Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Australia and foreign legislation. One query explored is whether or not socio-legal norms play assorted roles in combating and handling responses to average mess ups in comparison to ‘man-made’ failures. one other is how ‘disaster legislations’ interacts with society throughout very various societies within the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific zone. The booklet additionally addresses the more and more very important roles performed by way of overseas legislations and local regimes for cross-border cooperation in catastrophe prevention and aid, together with the services performed via army forces.
Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with special, significant wisdom of an dazzling variety of contexts and learn fields, this well timed selection of very important essays at the legislations and society of catastrophe administration stands as an exemplary overseas educational reaction to the failures of eleven March 2011. (Annelise Riles)
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112 On post-3/11 energy security debates in Japan, see also Samuels (2013), pp. 110–150. 1 Disaster Management: Socio-Legal and Asia-Pacific Perspectives 23 learnt from the failure of nuclear safety regulation to prevent the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. However, he emphasises that regulation must not stifle research. Unless scientists remain relatively free to experiment, they are unlikely to make the breakthroughs needed to make nanotechnology a more attractive research field for exploring alternative energy sources.
132 Economic loss above $235 billion, with $18 billion alone needed to contain and decontaminate the plant. High production loss from 790,000 hectares of agricultural land and 700,000 hectares of forest. Loma Prieta (San 67 deaths, 3,757 injured Francisco) earthquake and 8,000 displaced. Property loss of $6 billion, with 3,800 properties damaged. (continued) 131 132 The Chernobyl Forum 2003–2005 (2005). Yablokov et al. (2009). 40 Date (1990–1999) 16 July 1990 L. Nottage et al. Nation(s) Disaster/Event Effects (UN ‘International Decade for Disaster Risk Reduction’) Philippines Luzon earthquake 2,412 deaths with 321 missing, another 3,513 injured and 2,412 displaced.
Economic loss of $9 billion. 25 September USA (Florida), Hurricane Jeanne Around 3,600 deaths, 2,600 2004 Bahamas injured. Economic loss of $7 billion. org/who-weare/international-strategy-for-disaster-reduction. 141 Miyamoto (2011), p. 23. See also Nottage (2006). Comparing Australia, see Rheuben (2013), in this volume. 142 Asian Development Bank (2004). 143 Asian Development Bank (2008). 1 Disaster Management: Socio-Legal and Asia-Pacific Perspectives Date 23 October 2004 26 December 2004144 (18–22 January 2005) (26 July 2005) 144 145 Nation(s) Japan Disaster/Event Chuetsu earthquake 43 Effects 40 deaths, 3,000 injured.