A Comparative Analysis of Accident Risks in Fossil, Hydro, and Nuclear Energy Chains

@article{Burgherr2008ACA,
  title={A Comparative Analysis of Accident Risks in Fossil, Hydro, and Nuclear Energy Chains},
  author={Peter Burgherr and Stefan Hirschberg},
  journal={Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={947 - 973}
}
  • P. Burgherr, S. Hirschberg
  • Published 9 October 2008
  • Engineering
  • Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal
ABSTRACT This study presents a comparative assessment of severe accident risks in the energy sector, based on the historical experience of fossil (coal, oil, natural gas, and LPG [Liquefied Petroleum Gas]) and hydro chains contained in the comprehensive Energy-related Severe Accident Database (ENSAD), as well as Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for the nuclear chain. Full energy chains were considered because accidents can take place at every stage of the chain. Comparative analyses for… 
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