Ramberg, Bennett
December 1986
Foreign Affairs;Winter86/87, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p304
Discusses the lessons that can be learned by the international community from the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in April 1986. Indication that planning conducted at the national level alone cannot eliminate the risks posed to all nations by nuclear energy; Greater challenge to make nuclear energy production safer; Emergence of worldwide nuclear standards that attempt to treat each risk in a distinct manner; Human and economic price of Chernobyl; Nuclear reactor involved in the accident; Gross operator incompetence; Managerial difficulties of RMBK or heterogenous, water-graphite channel-type reactor.


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