Compensating for severe nuclear accidents: An expert elucidation

William J. Nuttall (Lead / Corresponding author), Stephen F. Ashley, Raphael J. Heffron

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    We present the results of a structured discussion held in London in July 2014 involving a panel of experts drawn from three communities: specialists on aspects of risk and insurance; lawyers concerned with issues of nuclear law; and safety and environmental regulators. The discussions were held on the basis of participant anonymity. The process emphasised three considerations: conceptions of loss arising from a severe nuclear accident; the specifics of the Fukushima-Daiichi accident and what it means for policy and strategy going forward; and the future of liability regimes. We observe some stoicism from those closest to implementation of policies and procedures associated with nuclear risks, but a lower level of certainty and confidence among those concerned with nuclear energy regulation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-142
    Number of pages12
    JournalProcess Safety and Environmental Protection
    Issue numberPart A
    Early online date20 Nov 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


    • Expert elicitation
    • Fukushima-Daiichi
    • Nuclear energy safety
    • Nuclear insurance
    • Nuclear regulation
    • Nuclear risk

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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