Thursday, November 8, 2012

Subjective, Risk Is

I asked a Nuclear Engineering Professor friend of mine, after the Fukushima power plant disaster of March 2011, whether that incident would have a positive or a negative impact on his industry. His response was that it would have a short-term positive impact as a result of publicity generating a flurry of requests for inspections and re-evaluations of existing establishments. The long-term effect, he related, could be a public who is less receptive to the concept of nuclear power generation. This did not surprise me, given how Germany decided, more

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