National Energy Policy Institute

Organizations under Large Uncertainty: An Analysis of the Fukushima Catastrophe

Publication Date: October 7, 2011



In this NEPI Working Paper, Masahiko Aoki and Geoffrey Rothwell of Stanford University present an analysis of the organizational (industry and government) responses to the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, as compared to the analagous responses to Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.  Based on their analysis, they make policy recommendations to address the systemic weaknesses that exacerbated the direct impacts of the earthquake and tsunami on the nuclear facility.

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