Preventing the Next Fukushima
Preventing the Next Fukushima / Matthew Bunn and Olli Heinonen. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, May 26, 2011.
This week, the leaders of the G8 industrial democracies will gather in France. Among other things, they will discuss what steps must be taken to strengthen global nuclear safety (designed to prevent nuclear accidents) and global nuclear security (designed to prevent terrorist sabotage or theft of nuclear materials) in the aftermath of the tragedy at Fukushima. These discussions will feed in to a ministerial meeting in late June at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The world community should take new actions in five key areas…