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Compensating for severe nuclear accidents: An expert elucidation

Nuttall, William J.; Ashley, Stephen F. and Heffron, Raphael J. (2017). Compensating for severe nuclear accidents: An expert elucidation. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 112(A) pp. 131–142.

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We present the results of a structured discussion held in London in July 2014 involving a panel of experts drawn from three communities: specialists on aspects of risk and insurance; lawyers concerned with issues of nuclear law; and safety and environmental regulators. The discussions were held on the basis of participant anonymity. The process emphasised three considerations: conceptions of loss arising from a severe nuclear accident; the specifics of the Fukushima-Daiichi accident and what it means for policy and strategy going forward; and the future of liability regimes. We observe some stoicism from those closest to implementation of policies and procedures associated with nuclear risks, but a lower level of certainty and confidence among those concerned with nuclear energy regulation.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
ISSN: 1744-3598
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Nuclear Risks: Environmental, Financial and Safety "NREFS"EP/K007580/1EPSRC
Keywords: Fukushima-Daiichi; nuclear risk; nuclear insurance; nuclear regulation; expert elicitation; nuclear energy safety
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 52416
Depositing User: William Nuttall
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 12:20
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 20:12
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