Fukushima and the inevitability of accidents

@article{Perrow2011FukushimaAT,
  title={Fukushima and the inevitability of accidents},
  author={Charles Perrow},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2011},
  volume={67},
  pages={44 - 52}
}
  • C. Perrow
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Governments regulate risky industrial systems such as nuclear power plants in hopes of making them less risky, and a variety of formal and informal warning systems can help society avoid catastrophe. Governments, businesses, and citizens respond when disaster occurs. But recent history is rife with major disasters accompanied by failed regulation, ignored warnings, inept disaster response, and commonplace human error. Furthermore, despite the best attempts to forestall them, “normal” accidents… Expand
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