Commentary: Fukushima: Consequences of Systemic Problems

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2011). Fukushima: Consequences of Systemic Problems in Nuclear Plant Design. Economic & Political Weekly (Mumbai), 46(13): 10–12. 26 March, 2011.
The existing systemic uncertainty affecting nuclear power plant design the world over raises the question of whether society is willing to continue with a never-ending learning process, with potentially high adverse consequences – both to humans and to the environment. Developing new designs will not lead to improved nuclear safety but will simply maintain the technological lock-in put in place by the civilian nuclear industry.


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