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“Beyond our imagination: Fukushima and the problem of assessing risk” via the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Article Highlights
-Severe accidents at nuclear reactors have occurred much more frequently than what risk-assessment models predicted.
-The probabilistic risk assessment method does a poor job of anticipating accidents in which a single event, such as a tsunami, causes failures in multiple safety systems.
-Catastrophic nuclear accidents are inevitable, because designers and risk modelers cannot envision all possible ways in which complex systems can fail.

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