Rodney C. Ewing

Articles by Rodney C. Ewing

3 May 2011

Underestimating nuclear accident risks: Why are rare events so common?

More than a month has passed since the one-two punch of an earthquake and tsunami added a third dimension to the tragedy in Japan: a major nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The situation remains serious, and radioactivity continues to be released.