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Woody reflects on Japan’s usage of cute mascots to sway public trust and for electricity, coal mining and even plutonium usage, and explain how those are “good for you.”
Were the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi “unforeseeable events”? Listen to some technical opinions, including those of Woody and his mentor, Professor Ninokata. Then you make your own judgement.
Woody wrote this white paper for his sponsor at the Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Professor Ninokata, at the end of April, 2011. His analysis preceded those of the NRC, MIT, HSE, and the IAEA. Download the white paper as PDF
I gave a presentation at the second Resilience Engineering Symposium on November 6th, 2006. The accompanying article was included in the book, Resilience Engineering: Remaining Sensitive to the Possibilities of Failure, E. Hollnagel, et. al, editors (Ashgate Press), 2007, under the title “Unexampled Events, Resilience, and PRA”. The words of the presentation have remained the […]
Japan is going through a very difficult time following the earthquake and tsunami. Thousands of people lost their lives, millions are affected and enormous values very wiped out. The entire nation is now struggling to recover. The events affecting the Nuclear Power Plants are still unfolding, with many people making their efforts to bring the […]