Unforeseen Events, Resilience, and PRA

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 …

A Distinguished Visiting Scientist for Nuclear Risk

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 …