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Wheatley, Spencer
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Sovacool, Benjamin K.
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Sornette, Didier
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2023-06-15T09:35:48Z
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2017-06-12T03:44:37Z
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2023-06-15T09:35:48Z
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2016-05
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2214-6296
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10.1016/j.erss.2015.12.026
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/114871
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10.3929/ethz-b-000114871
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We summarize the results of a recent statistical analysis of 216 nuclear energy accidents and incidents (events). The dataset is twice as large as the previous best available. We employ cost in US dollars as a severity measure to facilitate the comparison of different types and sizes of events, a method more complete and consistent that the industry-standard approach. Despite significant reforms following past disasters, we estimate that, with 388 reactors in operation, there is a 50% chance that a Fukushima event (or more costly) occurs every 60–150 years. We also find that the average cost of events per year is around the cost of the construction of a new plant. This dire outlook necessitates post-Fukushima reforms that will truly minimize extreme nuclear power risks. Nuclear power accidents are decreasing in frequency, but increasing in severity.
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en
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Elsevier
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Nuclear accidents
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dc.subject
Nuclear energy
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dc.subject
Nuclear power
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dc.subject
Nuclear safety
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dc.title
Reassessing the safety of nuclear power
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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2016-01-28
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Energy Research & Social Science
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15
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96
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100
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publishedVersion
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010152760
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Amsterdam
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03738 - Sornette, Didier (emeritus) / Sornette, Didier (emeritus)
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03738 - Sornette, Didier (emeritus) / Sornette, Didier (emeritus)
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2017-06-12T03:48:55Z
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