10 Apr '11, 11pm

10 things businesses have learned from the Fukushima nuclear crisis - do you agree with this list? Plenty of contentions

1 Risk management matters With nuclear power, where the consequences of a catastrophic nuclear accident are huge and the likelihood is fairly small, comprehensive risk management is crucial. Most nuclear power stations will never fail during their entire lifespan, but at the same time no nuclear power plant is 100 per cent safe. In 2002 the Japanese Nuclear Energy Safety Organisation estimated in a report entitled Severe Accident and Accident Management (PDF) that the likelihood of occurrence of a core damage accident was one in 100,000 per year per reactor, while the likelihood of occurrence of an accident leading to containment damage was one in one million per year per reactor. But, as all good chaos theorists know, anything that can happen, can happen. FURTHER READING Nuclear plans on hold for safety review UK launches nuclear safety review as Japan crisis continues 2 ...

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