safety

EC to investigate whether LG tanker poses risk

The petition questioning the anchoring of the LG tanker at Marsaxlokk has been accepted by the European Parliament and is currently being investigated, MEP Roberta Metsola announced this evening. The project may run contrary to the provisions of the Seveso Directive, and that the impact on people’s lives, the environment, businesses, fishermen and their boats has not been properly taken into […]

The National Diet of Japan

The official report of The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission Message from the Chairman Kiyoshi Kurokawa as quote and summary of the report THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI of March 11, 2011 were natural disasters of a magnitude that shocked the entire world. Although triggered by these cataclysmic events, the subse- quent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cannot […]

Managing the Unexpected

Assuring High Performance in an Age of Complexity Book by Karl E. Weick and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe Review by Michael J. Novak for Office of Research, IRS “By some estimates, executives and managers spend nearly half their time in activities related to planning: developing an organizational vision; translating that vision into a strategic plan; communicating the plan; deploying the plan […]

Nuclear Energy, Risk, and Emotions

 By Prof.dr. Sabine Roeser * The pictures of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima are in our minds and are updated daily. People from around the world feel compassion for the Japanese, who have had to cope with a triple disaster: earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident. At the moment of writing this piece, it is far from clear how the latter of […]

Uncertain safety

We live a relative safe life. But that safety is not a quiet posession. Uncertain risks as infection deseases and climate change brings us to a new challenge in physical safety policy. How we can face that challenge has been described in the report ‘Uncertain Safety’ of the Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (WRR), the Scientific Council for Government Policy. […]