Unknown unknowns in our nuclear world

Safety. Flickr/Jonathan Warner.
Safety. Flickr/Jonathan Warner.
Barbara Rose Johnston, an environmental anthropologist at the Center for Political Ecology at the University of California in Santa Cruz, prompts us to consider what we mean by “safe” when it comes to radiation and the nuclear industry.

She says:

As the world’s nations reassess nuclear power operations and refine energy development plans, now — more than ever — we need to aggressively tackle this question: How do we define the word “safe”?

Here is a link to her full article, “In this nuclear world, what is the meaning of ‘safe’?

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