Providing of Scientific Information in the Nuclear Accident - Settle on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Accident after 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

Miho Namba, Mikihito Tanaka, Miki Saijo

Abstract

On March 11, 2011, the east coast of Japan was struck by a major earthquake. TRight after the earthquake and tsunami, three nuclear reactors lost power, causing a core meltdown, and the release of radioactive materials into the atmosphere. The disaster and following the nuclear power plant accident is unprecedented in history. The crisis communication especially about scientific information was abundantly mixed. In this article, I would like to review the communication between people and the government, providing mass media and how people seeking the information. In crisis situation, people don’t know what they want to know but they want to know something about their concern. In the crisis, people utilize the internet especially social network sites. That is interactive media. And a new NPO, Science Media Center Japan provide scientific information rapidly. The Q&A style information that was provided by SMCJ gained mass acceptance.

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in Harvard Style

Namba M., Tanaka M. and Saijo M. (2014). Providing of Scientific Information in the Nuclear Accident - Settle on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Accident after 2011 Tohoku Earthquake . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-050-5, pages 326-330. DOI: 10.5220/0005150103260330


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis14,
author={Miho Namba and Mikihito Tanaka and Miki Saijo},
title={Providing of Scientific Information in the Nuclear Accident - Settle on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Accident after 2011 Tohoku Earthquake},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={326-330},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005150103260330},
isbn={978-989-758-050-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2014)
TI - Providing of Scientific Information in the Nuclear Accident - Settle on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Accident after 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
SN - 978-989-758-050-5
AU - Namba M.
AU - Tanaka M.
AU - Saijo M.
PY - 2014
SP - 326
EP - 330
DO - 10.5220/0005150103260330