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Barry University Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown Position Paper

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Each position paper must be written in executive memo format and should be limited to TWO (2) SINGLE-SPACED PAGES. The memo should focus on recommending a specific course of action to upper management. What should management have done and what should they do? Justify your recommendations. Note: in order to successfully complete this assignment, you must read the case about the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown.

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Subject: Recommendations to Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
On March 11, 2011, a major earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan leading to the meltdown of
Fukushima Daiichi. In this process, three reactors were affected by the activities which were
involved during the incident. Just to mention, the activities had led to the generation of radiological
content. These materials were transmitted to the US via the sea through the air. Presumably, this
was to have a long-lasting negative impact on people. The incident is considered as one of the
most significant nuclear accidents around the globe. And this affected thousands of people within
Japan and the other places in the world. Important to note, the accident was initiated by natural
calamities, which are beyond human understanding. And therefore, no one can be blamed for the
accident. According to Yamashita et al. (2018), due to the emission of iodine-131 and Caesium137, humans were prone to critical health conditions like thyroid cancer.
The upper management at Fukushima Daiichi could have employed some rationales and
dimensions which were to ensure that the accident does not occur. Or, if it happens, then the impact
on the environment and its people is significantly reduced to avoid deaths and other disabilities
associated with radiological activities. Accident impact management among the critical aspects
that every industry should invest in. This is because it is directly related to the loss of lives and
property destruction (Shimura et al., 2018). Somehow, the top management failed by not informing
the world what had happened and the expected challenges. As such, the affected people could h...

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