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Coordination under uncertain conditions: an analysis of the Fukushima catastrophe


This paper analyzes the impacts of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which were amplified by a failure of coordination across the plant, corporate, industrial, and regulatory levels, resulting in a nuclear catastrophe. It derives generic lessons for industrial structure and regulatory frame of the electric power industry by identifying the two shortcomings of a horizontal coordination mechanism: instability under large shock and the lack of "defense in depth."

The suggested policy response of this document is to harness the power of "open-interface-rule-based modularity" by creating an independent nuclear safety commission and an independent system operator owning the transmission grids in Japan.

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Keywords

  • Themes:Governance, Structural Safety
  • Hazards:Earthquake, NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:Japan

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/23299

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