Article: Statistically assessing of the risks of commercial nuclear energy

“The accident at Fukushima in 2011 – which is expected to cost at least 170 Billion US Dollars – brought again the issue of the safety of nuclear power generation to the attention of the public. Unsatisfied with the perceived overly optimistic risk assessments provided by the industry, both academia and the media attempted to provide some kind of assessment. A main obstacle in such studies is the fact that the industry regulator (the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA) does not publish data about historical accidents.”

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