The Japanese Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – An Update

Nuclear Monitor No. 756 7th February 2013 contains a detailed report by Dr. Paul Dorfman on ‘Late Lessons from Chernobyl and Early Warnings from Fukushima.’ It is stated that ‘whereas earlier estimates assumed a probability of one major nuclear accident over a lOO-year period, reoccurrence of these events can be expected once every 20 years (Goldemberg, 2011)’ and ‘we can no longer put forward the argument of a tiny risk of 10-7, as we have seen that it can get real in a high-tech society like Japan (Ibid).’