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Resilience: A New Paradigm of Nuclear Safety

From Accident Mitigation to Resilient Society Facing Extreme Situations

  • Collects cross-disciplinary discussions on resilience and nuclear safety

  • Represents integration and collaboration among environmental science, radiological science, engineering, social sciences, and humanities

  • Indicates future research questions and tasks to achieve a resilient society for higher level of nuclear safety

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. What are Damages in Nuclear Accidents?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Does the Concept of Loss Orient Risk Prevention Policy?

      • Dominique Pecaud
      Pages 21-34Open Access
  3. Measurement of Damages

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55
    2. A Multiscale Bayesian Data Integration Approach for Mapping Radionuclide Contamination

      • Haruko Murakami Wainwright, Masahiko Okumura, Kimiaki Saito
      Pages 57-65Open Access
    3. The Economic Assessment of the Cost of Nuclear Accidents

      • Romain Bizet, François Lévêque
      Pages 79-96Open Access
    4. Considering Nuclear Accident in Energy Modeling Analysis

      • Ryoichi Komiyama
      Pages 97-110Open Access
    5. Development of a Knowledge Management System for Energy Driven by Public Feedback

      • Massimiliano Fratoni, Joonhong Ahn, Brandie Nonnecke, Giorgio Locatelli, Ken Goldberg
      Pages 127-133Open Access
  4. Barriers Against Transition into Resilience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
    2. Why Is It so Difficult to Learn from Accidents?

      • Kohta Juraku
      Pages 157-168Open Access
    3. The Institute of Resilient Communities

      • Kai Vetter
      Pages 207-218Open Access

About this book

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book summarizes presentations and discussions from the two-day international workshop held at UC Berkeley in March 2015, and derives questions to be addressed in multi-disciplinary research toward a new paradigm of nuclear safety. The consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in March 2011 have fuelled the debate on nuclear safety: while there were no casualties due to radiation, there was substantial damage to local communities. The lack of common understanding of the basics of environmental and radiological sciences has made it difficult for stakeholders to develop effective strategies to accelerate recovery, and this is compounded by a lack of effective decision-making due to the eroded public trust in the government and operators. Recognizing that making a society resilient and achieving higher levels of safety relies on public participation in and feedback on decision-making, the book focuses on risk perception and mitigation in its discussion of the development of resilient communities.


  • Nuclear safety based on resilience
  • Severe nuclear accidents
  • Analysis of damages
  • Technologies for monitoring damages and changes of a system
  • Decision making in aftermath of a severe accident for resilience
  • Open Access
  • engineering ethics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Formerly at Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Joonhong Ahn

  • Centre for Research on Risks and Crises (CRC), MINES ParisTech - PSL Research University, Sophia Antipolis, France

    Franck Guarnieri

  • Resilience Engineering Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyō-ku, Japan

    Kazuo Furuta

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)