Black Elephants and Black Swans of Nuclear Safety

TitleBlack Elephants and Black Swans of Nuclear Safety
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMöller, N, Wikman-Svahn, P
JournalEthics, Policy & Environment: A Journal of Philosophy and Geography
Volume14
Issue3
Pagination273-278
Date Published10/01/
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number2155-0085
AbstractThis article argues that while the accident in Fukushima was high-impact and outside regular expectations, it was not so much a ‘black swan event”- or one that could not be predicted, but rather a black elephant. Like the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about, the Fukushima disaster was an event where the possible risks were known but not properly addressed.
NotesCover Date: OCT 2011.Source Info: 14(3), 273-278. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 46-2. Subject: ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS; ETHICS; FUKUSHIMA; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR POWER; SAFETY. Update Code: 20150211.
DOI10.1080/21550085.2011.605853

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