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Critical issues with 'minor league' nuclear infrastructures: the back end of the life cycle

Critical issues with 'minor league' nuclear infrastructures: the back end of the life cycle The paper attempts to draw attention to a number of issues that may go underplayed on the agenda of the critical infrastructure analysts concerned with risks: the vulnerabilities induced by nuclear research facilities facing decommissioning. The notion that the 'small nuclear' facility may show, in such circumstances, sizeable risks, even in comparison with the 'big nuclear' facility, in consideration of the fact that a higher probability of abnormality may compensate the relatively lower consequence factor in the risk equation is offered for consideration. The findings are believed to be particularly true in resource- and management-deficient, safety-subcultural, and geopolitically-uncertain environments. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Critical Infrastructures Inderscience Publishers

Critical issues with 'minor league' nuclear infrastructures: the back end of the life cycle

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1475-3219
eISSN
1741-8038
DOI
10.1504/IJCIS.2008.020157
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Abstract

The paper attempts to draw attention to a number of issues that may go underplayed on the agenda of the critical infrastructure analysts concerned with risks: the vulnerabilities induced by nuclear research facilities facing decommissioning. The notion that the 'small nuclear' facility may show, in such circumstances, sizeable risks, even in comparison with the 'big nuclear' facility, in consideration of the fact that a higher probability of abnormality may compensate the relatively lower consequence factor in the risk equation is offered for consideration. The findings are believed to be particularly true in resource- and management-deficient, safety-subcultural, and geopolitically-uncertain environments.

Journal

International Journal of Critical InfrastructuresInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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