JDR Vol.11 No.3 pp. 517-534
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p0517


Perception, Participation, and Effect of Nuclear Emergency Response Drills

Michimasa Matsumoto

International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
6-6-11-901-2 Aoba, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

September 1, 2015
December 20, 2015
June 1, 2016
nuclear emergency response drill, evacuation, community

This study aims to make public the findings on the following questions regarding nuclear emergency response drills from the perspective of engaged residential organizations in local communities: What kind of local knowledge did the nuclear emergency response drills formulate among residents? What types of evacuation behaviors did the residents adopt based on such local knowledge? What kinds of difficulties did the residents experience when they actually evacuated?

Cite this article as:
M. Matsumoto, “Perception, Participation, and Effect of Nuclear Emergency Response Drills,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11, No.3, pp. 517-534, 2016.
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