Lessons Learned from “Lessons Learned”: The Evolution of Nuclear Power Safety after Accidents and Near-Accidents


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Edward D. Blandford and Michael M. May
Global Nuclear Future

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions from experts who reviewed this manuscript: Robert J. Budnitz (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Scott D. Sagan (Stanford University), and Burton Richter (Stanford University). In particular, we would like to thank Robert D. Sloan (Entergy) for his review of the final draft and his extensive feedback. We also want to thank the organizers of the October 2011 Nuclear Enterprise Conference at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where this paper was first presented. The conference brought together participants from several of the communities involved in the nuclear enterprise, and we benefited greatly from participating.

Edward D. Blandford
Stanford University

Michael M. May
Stanford University