The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is currently featuring on its website a series of five articles by young American and Russian scholars on nuclear safety, with a focus on the industry’s three major accidents: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.
In one of those articles, “Don’t let nuclear accidents scare you away from nuclear power,” the authors conclude that “even after accounting for both the immediate and long-term toll of the three accidents, nuclear power has a remarkably safe track record compared to coal, natural gas, and even hydroelectric power.”
Other articles in the series include:
- Comparing nuclear accident responses at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima
- Minimizing the consequences of nuclear accidents through effective communication
- Improving the communication of risks before, during, and after a nuclear accident
- Critical underlying factors in three major nuclear accidents
These and past articles can be read at the Nuclear Risk area of the BAS website.