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Understanding Risk

  • Bernard L. Cohen

Abstract

The third major reason for public misunderstanding of nuclear power is that the great majority of people do not understand and quantify the risks we face. Most of us think and act as though life is largely free of risk. We view taking risks as foolhardy, irrational, and assiduously to be avoided. Training children to avoid risk is an all-important duty of parenthood. Risks imposed on us by others are generally considered to be entirely unacceptable.

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Coal Burning Nuclear Regulatory Commission Highway Safety Overweight Person Mobile Intensive Care Unit 
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