“Fukushima, risk, and probability: Expect the unexpected” on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Article Highlights

* Experts ignored or underestimated major risks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, even though these risks should have been obvious.
* Risk assessments that rely on probability do not offer sufficient protection against accidents that happen rarely, or have never happened before.
* Nuclear plants are complex facilities housing concentrations of extremely dangerous materials, so they must be more reliable and tightly regulated than they currently are.

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