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Nuclear Safety and the Iran Framework Debate

Philip Seib | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Philip Seib

Given the intense focus on Iran's intentions, it is logical that arms control issues dominate discussions about nuclear power in the Middle East. But receiving far too little attention are questions about nuclear safety. The lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima must be kept in mind regardless of how new nuclear capabilities are employed.

Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Without respecting and understanding the vital role of human factors in technological systems and proactively addressing/cultivating/facilitating their performance during unexpected events, nuclear safety will only be a distant mirage and recovery will be an unattainable dream.

To Reduce the Impact of Disasters, Increase the Focus on Children

Anthony Lake | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Anthony Lake

The number of children affected every year by disasters is projected to reach 175 million over the next ten years -- a figure that will have nearly tripled since the early 1990s. Children represent more than half of all people affected by disasters, and not surprisingly, the children at greatest risk are typically the poorest and hardest to reach.

State Of Emergency Declared At Second Nuclear Plant

AP/The Huffington Post | ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says Japan has declared a state of emergency at another earthquake-affected nuclear plant where h...