Outline for SOC 305

Outline for SOC 305 - Shane Swaby, Siji Wang, Crista...

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Shane Swaby, Siji Wang, Crista Angello Group Presentation Outline 10-27-11 SOC 305 Professor. Hoffman Topic of case study : 2011 Japanese earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Nature and scope of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster: -Japan finds itself at the center of its most dramatic crisis since World War II -Country hit by a devastating mega-earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. -Recent years, Japan implemented regulations and policies that made the country well prepared for earthquakes. -Death toll rate expected to exceed 10,000 people. -Leaving hundreds and thousands remaining homeless and without electricity, heat or clean water. -High risk of radiation spreading over vast areas, including where the homeless have sough shelter. -Death rate for disaster high, but vast majority of deaths is due to the Tsunami. -Tsunami Hit the coast of Japan and swept away and killed thousands. -Japan installed seawalls along nearly 40 percent of its coastline, some standing 45 feet high. -Never withstand the tsunami, leading it to spill over seawalls and sped into communities far inland. -When major earthquakes strike near populated areas casualties are unavoidable. Organizational Failure:
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SOC 305 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Fall '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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