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The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown in Japan, the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, has at least temporarily brought to the forefront of public attention some of the risks associated with nuclear activities. The operation of nuclear plants and waste storage facilities in coastal zones is only one of many nuclear activities affecting the oceans. In this article, the author reviews a book entitled The Oceans in the Nuclear Age. This bookhighlights incidents and statistics that reveal the magnitude of nuclear activities affecting the oceans.