Making a case for disaster science and technology studies

Introduction As illustrated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico and the uncontrolled radiation release at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, technoscience is implicated in disaster in myriad ways. These two disasters were not only technoscientific in their...Read more
Moving Beyond Social and Epistemological ‘Bundan’ in Fukushima

This 2015 article by Tyson Vaughan queries social inequality and epistemological division following the Fukushima disaster of 2011. Vaughan made his article available on www.academia.edu...Read more

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation: Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunamiRead more

Health in Disasters: A Science and Technology Studies Practicum for Medical Students and Healthcare Professionals

This handbook was published in response to the Fukushima disaster in 2011. 

From the Acknowledgements:

"This STS handbook has been produced as the result of several technical meetings at IAEA in Vienna, Austria, that gathered international experts and Japanese medical doctors who...Read more

Reconstructing Communities: Participatory Recovery Planning in Post-Disaster Japan (book summary)

Tyson Vaughan's dissertation and forthcoming monograph are based on his fieldwork in Japan studying participatory recovery planning (PRP) following the 1995 Kobe earthquake and the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Vaughan has made a book summary (here) and several chapter summaries available on ...Read more

“Quantification of the Increase in Thyroid Cancer Prevalence in Fukushima after the Nuclear Disaster in 2011—a Potential Overdiagnosis?”

Epidemiological study detailing the potential overdiagnosis of thyroid cancers in Japan following the Fukushima disasterRead more

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